Sportsweek

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Sportsweek
Genre Sports interview show
Running time 60 minutes (approx)
Country UK
Language(s) English
Home station BBC Radio 5 Live
Host(s) Garry Richardson
Recording studio BBC Television Centre (5 Live Compound), London
Website The official BBC website
Podcast Sportsweek Podcast

Sportsweek is a topical sports show broadcast on BBC Radio 5 Live. The show airs on Sunday mornings and is presented by Garry Richardson, who is also a presenter on the Today show on BBC Radio 4. The show is produced by Richardson's own production company, Frontpage Media.[1]

Format[edit]

Richardson interviews a host of well-known names from the world of sport throughout the 60-minute show, often pressing his guest for information. On the show he is famous for asking questions to interviewees three times in order to elicit the response he is looking for.[2]

Awards[edit]

The show won an award for Best Sports Programme at the Sony Awards in 2007.[3][4] It was the second 5 Live radio show to win a Sony Award that year, with 5 Live Breakfast picking up the award for News and Current Affairs Programme.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Beard, Matthew (6 March 2006). "Garry Richardson: 'There's a way of asking a question a third time". The Independent. Retrieved 16 March 2010. 
  2. ^ Lucas, Giles (23 February 2010). "Interview with Garry Richardson". Western Eye. Retrieved 16 March 2010. [dead link]
  3. ^ a b Dugan, Emily (1 May 2007). "Memory of Peel lives on as pioneer wins 'Radio BAFTA'". The Independent. Retrieved 16 March 2010. 
  4. ^ "Sony Radio Academy Awards 2007". Sony Radio Academy Awards. Sony. 30 April 2007. Retrieved 16 March 2010. 

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