6 episodes

A hilarious look at the volatile world of sport where guests compete for points with their sporting punditry. Informed comments are rewarded but witless outbursts are penalised.

Fighting Talk BBC Radio 5 live

    • Sports
    • 4.7 • 2.8K Ratings

A hilarious look at the volatile world of sport where guests compete for points with their sporting punditry. Informed comments are rewarded but witless outbursts are penalised.

    Jim White, Kate Mason, Greg Brady, Mike Bubbins

    Jim White, Kate Mason, Greg Brady, Mike Bubbins

    In this World Cup special, journalist Jim White, sports presenter Kate Mason, Canadian sports broadcaster Greg Brady and comedian Mike Bubbins join Colin Murray for an hour of sporting punditry, humour and entertainment. Points are awarded for informed comment, wit and passion, but taken away for nonsense and answers lacking in conviction.

    In the final round, the top two points scorers go head-to-head in 'Defend the Indefensible' where they must both defend a statement however ludicrous or distasteful for twenty seconds. There can only be one winner!

    Get the podcast from BBC Sounds

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Holly Hamilton, Phil Brown, Jeanette Kwakye, Bob Mills

    Holly Hamilton, Phil Brown, Jeanette Kwakye, Bob Mills

    Sport presenter Holly Hamilton, football manager Phil Brown, former GB athlete and broadcaster Jeanette Kwakye and comedian Bob Mills, join Colin Murray for an hour of sporting punditry, humour and entertainment. Points are awarded for informed comment, wit and passion, but taken away for nonsense and answers lacking in conviction.

    In the final round, the top two points scorers go head-to-head in 'Defend the Indefensible' where they must both defend a statement however ludicrous or distasteful for twenty seconds. There can only be one winner!

    Get the podcast from BBC Sounds

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Natalie Pike, Justin Moorhouse, Jenny Ryan, Danny McLoughlin

    Natalie Pike, Justin Moorhouse, Jenny Ryan, Danny McLoughlin

    Football broadcaster Natalie Pike, comedian Justin Moorhouse, ITV Chaser Jenny Ryan and comedian Danny McLoughlin, join Colin Murray for an hour of sporting punditry, humour and entertainment. Points are awarded for informed comment, wit and passion, but taken away for nonsense and answers lacking in conviction.

    In the final round, the top two points scorers go head-to-head in 'Defend the Indefensible' where they must both defend a statement however ludicrous or distasteful for twenty seconds. There can only be one winner!

    Get the podcast from BBC Sounds

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake, Kate Mason, Thom Gibbs, Charles Dagnall

    Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake, Kate Mason, Thom Gibbs, Charles Dagnall

    GB sprinter Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake, sports broadcaster Kate Mason, journalist Thom Gibbs and former cricketer Charles Dagnall join Colin Murray for an hour of sporting punditry, humour and entertainment. Points are awarded for informed comment, wit and passion, but taken away for nonsense and answers lacking in conviction.

    In the final round, the top two points scorers go head-to-head in 'Defend the Indefensible' where they must both defend a statement however ludicrous or distasteful for twenty seconds. There can only be one winner!

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Phil Brown, Henning Wehn, Caroline Barker and Rick Edwards

    Phil Brown, Henning Wehn, Caroline Barker and Rick Edwards

    Colin Murray is joined by Phil Brown, Henning Wehn, Caroline Barker and Rick Edwards as they look back on the events of 2021 and look forward to the big sporting year ahead.

    • 1 hr
    End of the Premier League season special- Iain Stirling, Natalie Paweleck, Pat Nevin, Jim White

    End of the Premier League season special- Iain Stirling, Natalie Paweleck, Pat Nevin, Jim White

    Comedian Iain Stirling, football presenter Natalie Paweleck, football commentator and former Chelsea player Pat Nevin and sports journalist Jim White join Colin Murray to celebrate and commiserate what would have been the end of the Premier League season.

    Points are awarded for informed comment, wit and passion, but taken away for nonsense and answers lacking in conviction.

    In the final round, the top two points scorers go head-to-head in 'Defend the Indefensible' where they must both defend a statement however ludicrous or distasteful for twenty seconds. There can only be one winner!

    Get the podcast from BBC Sounds.

    • 1 hr

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
2.8K Ratings

2.8K Ratings

SammeeT ,

It’s back.

Back to its best. Colin Murray is sharper than ever. Towards the end of last season I thought he was going to leave again (glad he didn’t) six (or so) weeks in to this series and Fighting Talk is as good now as it has ever been.
Big shout out to whoever books the guest. Four people of different ages and backgrounds every week. Glad you don’t keep booking “debuties “ who have never listened to the show
Anyway. 11/10

Average Alex from Leeds ,

Love this show

I absolutely love fighting talk. Colin Murray was made for this show. Superb host, superb guests, give it a subscribe!

Peteracarter ,

Good

Good show. Worth your time.

It was great, then lost its way in 2013, but bounced back to its high levels after a few years.

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