Late Kick Off
|Late Kick Off|
Late Kick Off Logo
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|Running time||30 minutes|
|Original network||BBC One|
|Picture format||576i (SDTV)|
|Original release||18 January 2010– 5 May 2014|
|Related shows||The Football League Show|
Late Kick Off was a BBC One regional television football programme which was launched on 18 January 2010, covering Football League teams on a regional or pan-regional basis in a magazine-style format. The show typically aired 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.
In three of the regions (North East and Cumbria, East, South/West/South West) the programme was produced by local independent production companies.
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
- BBC North West: Tony Livesey (2010–2014)
- BBC Midlands: Manish Bhasin (2010–2014)
- BBC North East and Cumbria: Mark Clemmit (2010–2013), Steve Bower (2014)
- BBC Yorkshire and Lincolnshire: Guy Mowbray (2010–2012, 2014), George Riley (2013)
- BBC East: Matt Holland (2010–2013), James Burridge (2014)
- BBC South, West and South West: Jonathan Pearce (2010), James Richardson (2011–2012), Tony Husband (2013–2014)
- BBC London and South East: Mark Chapman (2010–2011), Dan Walker (2012), Jacqui Oatley (2013–2014)
|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|
- BBC unveils new regional Football League magazine show, BBC Press Office, 12 January 2010
- BBC Late Kick Off homepage, BBC website
- New commissions for independent sector as BBC English regions prepare to launch new football programme, BBC Press Office, 10 September 2009