Late Kick Off Returns

By: Elaine Brand |
16/01/12 |

The third series of Late Kick Off, the Football League magazine show that takes fans inside their local Football League clubs, returns to BBC One tonight.

The series begins at the regular time of 11.05 pm, making Monday nights ‘access all areas’ to the week’s top news stories, backroom reports, interviews, discussion and match analysis of England’s 71 League clubs.

More than just a highlights programme, it’s the only Football League show that gets to grips with what fans are talking about and what matters to them most. Late Kick Off will be there following all the ups and downs, on and off the pitch, as the Football League season builds to its dramatic climax.

The programme has seven regional editions that cover the whole of England. Familiar BBC sports presenters and guests who really know their local football scene will bring their own sporting knowledge and expertise to the programme.

From exclusive interviews to strong features ranging from ownership of local clubs to the effect of the Premier League clubs on youth development, Late Kick Off will examine current issues within local clubs, review weekend action and kick-start lively debate about the week’s hottest football topics. There will also be regular features each week taking viewers behind the scenes of local clubs, bringing local football to life.

Fans won’t have to miss a thing, as all seven programmes will also be on BBC iPlayer at for seven days after transmission.

David Holdsworth, Controller BBC English Regions says

“It’s great to have Late Kick Off back. With high quality sports journalism and all the goal action Late Kick Off will bring fans will the top stories and they’ll hear the latest behind the scenes information about what’s going on at their local club.”