Late Kick Off

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Late Kick Off
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Late Kick Off logo
Genre Sport
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 5
No. of episodes 64
Production
Running time 30 minutes
Release
Original network BBC One
Picture format 576i (SDTV)
Original release 18 January 2010 (2010-01-18) – 5 May 2014 (2014-05-05)
Chronology
Related shows The Football League Show
External links
Website www.bbc.co.uk/latekickoff/

Late Kick Off was a BBC One regional television football programme which was broadcast between 2010 and 2015. Launched on 18 January 2010, it covered Football League teams on a regional or pan-regional basis in a magazine-style format.[1] The show was usually broadcast on Monday nights, although it was broadcast on Sunday evenings during the 2012 series.

The 2014 series of the programme was the last, with the end of the programme announced in December 2014 amid speculation the BBC lost the rights of the Football League to Channel 5, this was confirmed in May 2015 with the final Football League Show airing on 25 May 2015.[2]

The show was in a similar vein to ITV's Soccer Night, and complemented The Football League Show which aired throughout the season on Saturday nights.

In three of the regions (North East and Cumbria, East, South/West/South West) the programme was produced by local independent production companies.[3]

History[edit]

When the show was announced in 2010 it was to follow on from the BBC Football League Show on Saturday Night showing highlights in the regions across England from after Christmas to the end of the season, which happened on ITV in the regions across England when they had the Football League highlights.

Below is a list of hosts for the various regions during the history of the show

Episodes[edit]

Series Start date End date Episodes
2010 18 January 2010 10 May 2010 16
2011 17 January 2011 9 May 2011 15
2012 16 January 2012 7 May 2012 15
2013 10 March 2013 5 May 2013 9
2014 3 March 2014 5 May 2014 9

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BBC unveils new regional Football League magazine show" (Press release). BBC. 10 December 2009. Retrieved 24 October 2016. 
  2. ^ BBC Late Kick Off homepage, BBC website
  3. ^ "New commissions for independent sector as BBC English regions prepare to launch new football programme" (Press release). BBC. 10 September 2009. Retrieved 24 October 2016. 

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