Rick Edwards. Credit: BBC
Fighting Talk

Fighting Talk

  • Radio panel show
  • BBC Radio 5 Live
  • 2003 - 2024
  • 778 episodes (21 series)

Long-running panel show on Radio 5 Live focusing on the volatile world of sport. Four guests join the host to chat about the week's stories. Stars Colin Murray, Christian O'Connell, Josh Widdicombe, Georgie Ainslie, Jonathan Pearce and more.

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Rick Edwards to host Fighting Talk

The BBC has announced that broadcaster Rick Edwards will take over as the new host of sports comedy show Fighting Talk.

British Comedy Guide, 8th August 2023

Radio review: Colin Murray calls time on his Fighting Talk show

After 250 episodes - 529, if you also include his first stint between 2006 and 2013 - 4,878 questions, and 304 panellists, Colin Murray finally drew a close to his time presenting 5 Live's sporting banterama Fighting Talk last Saturday morning.

Teddy Jamieson, The Herald, 3rd June 2023

Fighting Talk not broadcast in support of Gary Lineker

BBC Radio 5 Live's sports-based panel game Fighting Talk was not aired today, seemingly in support of Gary Lineker following his suspension from Match Of The Day.

British Comedy Guide, 11th March 2023

Colin Murray: 'I never, ever wanted to be on the radio'

He was a hyperactive underage raver with a Bros haircut, then a trip overseas blew Colin Murray's teenage world wide open.

Jane Graham, The Big Issue, 20th August 2022

Fighting Talk among shows moved from 5 Live due to Ukraine coverage

Fighting Talk is among some of the non-news/sport programmes being dropped from the radio this weekend at BBC Radio 5 Live to allow the station to continue its news coverage of the situation in Europe. Several shows are being made podcast-only instead.

Radio Today, 25th February 2022

Comedies nominated in Audio & Radio Industry Awards

The nominees for the Audio & Radio Industry Awards 2021 (ARIAS) include The Musical Life Of..., Sketchtopia, The Skewer, Jason Manford and the podcasts Alan Partridge: From The Oasthouse and Kim Noble: Futile Attempts (At Surviving Tomorrow).

British Comedy Guide, 21st April 2021

Comedy.co.uk Awards 2020 shortlist

60 TV and radio programmes have been shortlisted across 10 categories for the Comedy.co.uk Awards 2020. Voting is now open to determine the winners.

British Comedy Guide, 11th January 2021

Comedy.co.uk Awards 2018 shortlist

The shortlisted TV and radio shows for the Comedy.co.uk Awards 2018 have been announced. 60 programmes are now in the running for the Comedy Of The Year title.

British Comedy Guide, 21st January 2019

Comedy.co.uk Awards 2017 shortlist

The shortlisted TV and radio shows for the Comedy.co.uk Awards 2017 have been announced. 60 programmes are in the running for the Comedy Of The Year title.

British Comedy Guide, 15th January 2018

Review: Colin Murray's welcome return to Fighting Talk

The presenter is back doing what he does best.

David Hepworth, The Guardian, 8th October 2016

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