Super League Show
The Super League Show is the BBC's rugby league highlights programme, shown on BBC One in the North of England on Monday evenings, repeated nationally on BBC Two (except Wales and Northern Ireland) on Tuesday lunchtimes and also on the BBC website and BBC iPlayer. The programme, produced by PDI Media at BBC Yorkshire's studio in Leeds, is presented by Tanya Arnold with match commentary from Dave Woods & Andy Giddings and analysis from a variety of studio guests from Super League.
The programme is broadcast to the North West, Yorkshire & North Midlands, North East & Cumbria, and East Yorkshire & Lincolnshire regions on Monday evenings at approximately 23:30. Since 2008 it has been repeated nationally on BBC Two, originally on Monday nights but currently on Tuesday lunchtimes at approximately 13:30.
It can also be viewed over the internet or downloaded using the BBC iPlayer in the UK. End of season play-offs are shown across the whole country in a highlights package.
Before being succeeded by Tanya Arnold, Harry Gration presented the programme from 1999 until the latter part of the 2011 season, while the programme was produced in Leeds. For the 2012 season, the programme was moved from its Sunday time slot to its currently fixed Monday night timeslot, following the regional football programme Late Kick Off.
According to Gration in his book 'Yorkshire Sporting Heroes', one of the early pundits on the Super League Show, Garry Schofield, the former Great Britain captain, was effectively removed from the show for being too controversial. "We took calls of complaint from Maurice Lindsay, the chief executive of the Rugby Football League, who wanted him removed," wrote Gration. "But he struck a chord at this time with the fans. They loved his no-nonsense approach and honesty, although he had his detractors too."
The Super League Show picked up the Royal Television Society Sports Awards for best Nations and Regions Sports Actuality Programme in May 2007. It followed this up by winning Best Sports Programme at the Royal Television Society North West awards evening in November 2007.
- "Super League Show to get repeat". BBC Sport. 11 February 2008. Retrieved 11 February 2008.
- Royal Television Society Awards honour Wilson, Shameless and roll call of N/W TV talent HowDo, 19 November 2007
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