Super League Show

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Super League Show
Super League Show Logo.jpg
Genre Rugby League
Developed by BBC Sport
Presented by Harry Gration (1999-2011)
Tanya Arnold (2012-)
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
Production
Location(s) BBC Yorkshire, Leeds
Running time 60 minutes (highlights)
Production company(s) PDI Media
BBC Yorkshire
BBC English Regions
Release
Original network BBC One North
BBC 2 (repeat)
Picture format 1080i (HDTV)
576i (SDTV)
Original release 1999 – present
External links
Official Website www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0071mmc
BBC Rugby League www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-league

The Super League Show is the BBC's principal rugby league 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 studios 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.

Broadcasts[edit]

The programme is broadcast to the North West, Yorkshire & North Midlands, North East & Cumbria, and East Yorkshire & Lincolnshire regions on Monday nights at 11.45pm. Since 2008, it has been repeated nationally on BBC Two, originally overnight on Mondays, but currently on Tuesday lunchtimes at 1pm.[1]

It can also be viewed over the internet or downloaded using the BBC iPlayer in the UK. End of season play-offs and World Club Challenge highlights 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. For the 2012 season, the programme was moved from Sundays to its fixed Monday night timeslot.

Controversy[edit]

According to Harry Gration in his book Yorkshire Sporting Heroes, one of the programme's first pundits, ex-Great Britain captain Garry Schofield, 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.

Awards[edit]

The Super League Show picked up the Royal Television Society Sports Awards for best Nations and Regions Sports Actuality Programme in May 2007.[2] It followed this up by winning Best Sports Programme at the Royal Television Society North West awards evening in November 2007.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Super League Show to get repeat". BBC Sport. 11 February 2008. Retrieved 11 February 2008. 
  2. ^ SuperLeague
  3. ^ Royal Television Society Awards honour Wilson, Shameless and roll call of N/W TV talent HowDo, 19 November 2007

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