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1972   1966  




Series cast summary:
David Vine David Vine ...  Himself - Referee 1 episode, 1966
John Witty John Witty ...  Himself - Introduced by 1 episode, 1966
John Barnwell John Barnwell ...  Himself - Nottingham Forest Player 1 episode, 1966
Johnny Carey Johnny Carey ...  Himself - Nottingham Forest Manager 1 episode, 1966
Bobby McKinley Bobby McKinley ...  Himself - Nottingham Forest Player 1 episode, 1966
Bertie Mee Bertie Mee ...  Himself - Arsenal Manager 1 episode, 1966
Ted Moult Ted Moult ...  Himself - Nottingham Forest Supporter 1 episode, 1966
Terry Neill Terry Neill ...  Himself - Arsenal Player 1 episode, 1966
Ian Ure Ian Ure ...  Himself - Arsenal Player 1 episode, 1966
Jimmy Young Jimmy Young ...  Himself - Arsenal Supporter 1 episode, 1966
Jack Charlton ...  Himself 1 episode, 1972
Ivor Emmanuel Ivor Emmanuel ...  Himself 1 episode, 1972
Tom Finney Tom Finney ...  Himself 1 episode, 1972
Stuart Hall Stuart Hall ...  Himself - Presenter 1 episode, 1972
Terry Hennessey Terry Hennessey ...  Himself 1 episode, 1972
Glyn James Glyn James 1 episode, 1972
Arthur Lowe ...  Himself 1 episode, 1972
John Osborne John Osborne ...  Himself 1 episode, 1972
John Toshack John Toshack ...  Himself 1 episode, 1972


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Football Quiz
18 October 2010 | by roderick-jacksonSee all my reviews

Though it might be hard for younger readers to believe, in 1966 and for the few years that "Quizball" was aired, television was often a live experience. Even for actors a television studio was an extremely stressful experience. For footballers, this was harder than playing away behind the iron curtain. Football fans never saw their heroes speak let alone sitting down wearing a suit and tie. The players sat, in a state of utter terror, in two opposing teams of three, a celebrity on each side.

Many celebrities knew little more than that a football was round, but they were essential, in an age where very few people were able to ad lib, let alone feel comfortable whilst staring into the vacuum of a studio camera, actors could leap in and save tongue tied footballers, crack a few jokes, maintain a sense of bonhomie, and encourage the more extrovert players to be themselves.

For all young and old football fans "Quiz ball" was a must see. With David Vine as the genial BBC host it was consistently amongst the highest viewed family shows of the late 60's. In later series, as TV became less formal, the more colourful Stuart Hall took over the role as host.

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