Weekly sports coverage extravaganza. Featuring previews and results of the weekend football. Famously including coverage of British professional wrestling.




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Kent Walton ...  Himself - Wrestling Commentator 20 episodes, 1975-1985
Giant Haystacks ...  Himself 15 episodes, 1975-1984
Big Daddy ...  Himself 15 episodes, 1975-1984


ITV's Saturday afternoon sports anthology series, presented by Dickie Davies. Featuring "On the Ball" - a preview of the weekend football fixtures. The football half-time scores and full-time results service. Live coverage of horse racing - including "The ITV Seven" betting accumulator. Sports specials covering a wide and often bizarre range of sports from darts and snooker to stock car racing and the World Barrel Jumping Championships. Famously each edition includes coverage of British professional wrestling with commentary from Kent Walton. Written by Mark_a_Wood <markawood@hotmail.co.uk>

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Serious errors in the "cast list"
29 May 2010 | by See all my reviews

While I am sure the names of many famous male wrestlers were entered with the best motives I can assure future researchers that women wrestlers were never featured on "World of Sport". They did appear in many (mostly regional) documentaries - it was partly my job to get these made for publicity purposes when I worked for the main UK female wrestling promoter, but the women were never a part of the Saturday afternoon shows. Neither did women feature on the evening wrestling shows which used to go out at 10.30 on Wednesday evenings. We were told there was a directive from "the very top of I.T.V." prohibiting women's wrestling matches from being shown. Sorry the shown female wrestlers simply did not appear on "World of Sport".

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