Friday 6 December 2019

BBC2's golden anniversary is game of two halves

Dara Ó Briain
Dara Ó Briain

John Boland

All About Two was an hour-long quiz show in which BBC2 celebrated the fact that it's 50 years old by getting the ubiquitous Dara Ó Briain to pose various questions about the channel to a panel of celebrities.

Ó Briain can probably do this stuff in his sleep and I duly fell asleep.

More entertaining, if just as self-congratulatory, was 50 Golden Years of Sport on BBC2, which at least had some good footage: Gareth Edwards's 1973 try for the Barbarians against the All Blacks, Sandy Lyle's 1988 winning of the US Masters and the Dennis Taylor-Steve Davis final frame in the 1985 world snooker championship.

Recalling the last, Davis seemed as pissed off now as he'd been on that famous night.

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