Sporting Triangles

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Sporting Triangles
Created by Matthew Davies
Robert Lawrence
Presented by Nick Owen (series 1 & 2)
Andy Craig (series 3 & 4)
Starring Andy Gray
Jimmy Greaves
Emlyn Hughes
Tessa Sanderson
Country of origin United Kingdom
Running time 30 minutes
(including adverts)
Production company(s) Central Television
Distributor ITV Studios
Original network ITV
Picture format 4:3
Original release 7 January 1987 (1987-01-07) – 13 August 1990 (1990-08-13)
Related shows A Question of Sport

Sporting Triangles was a quiz programme, devised by Matthew Davies and Robert Lawrence, which tested sports personalities' knowledge of sport. The programme was produced by Central Television and aired on the ITV network for four series from 7 January 1987 until 13 August 1990. The original host was Nick Owen, who hosted series 1 and 2; he was replaced by Andy Craig for the final two series (3 and 4).

Captains included Jimmy Greaves and Emlyn Hughes, who had just finished his role as a captain on the BBC equivalent, A Question of Sport. Despite Hughes' presence, Sporting Triangles struggled to match its better-known rival.

Computer game[edit]

A computer game of the series was also published by CDS Micro Systems in 1989 for the Acorn Electron, Amstrad CPC, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum and Amstrad PCW. The game received low to average scores across several magazines: Your Sinclair rated the game 40% whilst rival Spectrum magazine Crash gave it 48%, stating: "A mediocre conversion of a less than brilliant TV quiz and for sports fanatics only".[1][2]

Transmission guide[edit]

  • Series 1: 12 editions 7 January 1987 - 25 March 1987
  • Series 2: 12 editions 7 January 1988 - 31 March 1988
  • Series 3: 12 editions 19 April 1989 - 12 July 1989
  • Series 4: 16 editions 12 April 1990 - 13 August 1990
  • Special Christmas edition : 24 December 1987
  • These are based on London transmission dates.


  1. ^ "Sporting Triangles". World of Spectrum. Retrieved 2013-10-07. 
  2. ^ "Sporting Triangles". Retrieved 2013-10-07.