A League Of Their Own. Image shows from L to R: Jamie Redknapp, Romesh Ranganathan, Andrew Flintoff. Copyright: CPL Productions
A League Of Their Own

A League Of Their Own

  • TV panel show
  • Sky Max / Sky One
  • 2010 - 2021
  • 141 episodes (16 series)

Sports panel show for Sky1, fronted by comedians with a host of sport and celebrity stars. Stars Romesh Ranganathan, James Corden, Jamie Redknapp, Andrew Flintoff, Jack Whitehall and more.

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A League Of Their Own. Image shows from L to R: Jamie Redknapp, Romesh Ranganathan, Andrew Flintoff. Copyright: CPL Productions

Key details

Genre
Panel Show
Broadcast
2010 - 2021
Channels
Sky Max, Sky One
Episodes
141 (16 series), plus 69 highlights, out-takes and road trip specials
Stars
Romesh Ranganathan, James Corden, Jamie Redknapp, Andrew Flintoff, Jack Whitehall, John Bishop and Georgie Ainslie
Writers
Shaun Pye, Fraser Steele, Simon Bullivant, Lee Stuart Evans, Kevin Day, Aiden Spackman, Martin Trenaman, Phil Kerr and more
Directors
Steve Smith, Simon Staffurth, Dave Skinner, Tommy Panays, Pete Deagle, Richard Van't Riet, Brian Klein and Alex Oldham
Producers
David Taylor, Jack Shillaker, David Ricketts, Ben Wicks, Chris Little, Alex Moody, Tommy Panays, Kate Staples and more
Companies

A comedy panel show for Sky One with the focus firmly on sport.

A League Of Their Own takes its cue from sporting obsession and sets two teams of comedians, celebrities and sports stars against each other in a test of their sporting knowledge. From record breaking feats to headline grabbing events, the show is stuffed with the kind of sensational take home facts that sports fans just love to quote.

The show tackles questions like - "which footballers spent the most on their wedding?" and "Can you arrange David James' haircuts in chronological order?"

Across a number of rounds, the teams' sporting knowledge is put to the ultimate test. A League Of Their Own takes its cue from sports fans' obsession with lists and stats and the first round sees the teams arrange three possible answers into their order of preference.

Regular rounds include 'Guest List', in which the teams must come up with the same answers a famous sports star has given in response to a question about their profession; and 'Human Clock', the ultimate test of knowledge and stamina: the team must answer as many questions correctly as is possible in the time that one or more of them can endure a tough physical challenge.

It's red v blue, Redknapp v Flintoff, and no one wants to be on the losing side. Who'll have the last laugh and claim victory, proving they're truly in a league of their own?

In Series 5, Jack Whitehall joined the blue team as a regular panellist as Georgie Thompson reduced her appearances (due to her Formula 1 hosting duties), as did John Bishop (due to other filming commitments). Series 6 proved to be John's last series, and Jack Whitehall quit after Series 12, to be replaced by Romesh Ranganathan.

From Series 14, Corden was busy with his American chat show so guest hosts started to be drafted in. Series 15 was filmed during coronavirus lockdown, and - with Corden unable to fly over - Romesh Ranganathan took on the host's role.

Additional details

Also known as
  • A League Of Their Own: US Road Trip
  • ALOTO (Acronym)
Production
Studio
Camera set-up
Multi-camera
Picture
Colour

Website links

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 11th March 2010 at 9pm on Sky One
Next repeats
  1. Series 14, Highlights Special: Tomorrow at 11am on Sky Max
  2. Series 15, Episode 1: Tomorrow at 12pm on Sky Max
  3. Series 15, Episode 2: Tomorrow at 1pm on Sky Max
  4. Road Trip: Loch Ness To London, Episode 3: Tomorrow at 8pm on Sky Max
  5. Series 14, Highlights Special: Sunday at 5pm on Sky Max
  6. Series 15, Episode 1: Sunday at 6pm on Sky Max
  7. Series 15, Episode 2: Sunday at 7pm on Sky Max
  8. Series 16, Highlights Special: Monday at 11:45pm on Sky Max
  9. Series 16, Episode 1: Wednesday at 10pm on Sky Max
Most recent repeats

Recording details

  • Pinewood Studios - Series 1 and 2. Series 1 was on Mondays and Tuesdays during February and March 2010
  • BBC Elstree Centre - Series 3 onwards
  • Arena Essex Raceway - Banger Racing Special
  • Elstree Film Studios - Series 12 onwards
  • Cardiff Motorpoint Arena - Road Trip - Cardiff special
  • Blenheim Palace - Road Trip

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