Sportscene

Sportscene

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Sportscene is the name of a bouquet of Scottish sports television programmes produced by BBC Scotland. Its main anchors are Dougie Donnelly, David Currie, Rob MacLean and Dougie Vipond, with Alison Walker and Richard Gordon acting as relief presenters. Previous Sportscene presenters include Archie Macpherson, who also commentated, Gordon Hewitt, Hazel Irvine, Jill Douglas, Mark Souster and Jim Craig.

Recent notable events covered by Sportscene include Celtic's run to the UEFA Cup Final in the 2002-03 season, Scotland's 2006 Six Nations triumph over England and the finale to the 2002-03 Scottish Premier League season.

History

Sportscene's predecessor was Sportsreel, which was broadcast every Saturday at around 5pm (results and reports) and 10pm (highlights) in the 1960s. By the 1970s a Sportscene format of a 5pm programme called Scoreboard as a regional opt-out from Grandstand plus a 10pm show with highlights from one English and one Scottish league or cup match was established. Sportscene also covered European and international matches, which usually involved highlights but occasionally live coverage. The show was presented by Archie MacPherson with commentary by MacPherson, Alastair Alexander or Peter Thomson.

Present coverage

Although in previous seasons Sportscene provided live coverage of the Scottish Premier League, from the 2007/08 season onwards they have broadcast highlights only, with live rights having been bought by Setanta Sports and then Sky Sports and ESPN...
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