Sportsweek

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Sportsweek
GenreSports interview show
Running time60 minutes (approx)
Country of originUK
Language(s)English
Home stationBBC Radio 5 Live
Hosted byGarry Richardson
Recording studioBBC Television Centre (5 Live Compound), London
WebsiteThe official BBC website
PodcastSportsweek 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. Archived from the original on 5 March 2010. Retrieved 16 March 2010.
  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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