The Fantasy Show is hosted by noted fantasy sports expert Matthew Berry who provides analysis on the day's news and developments in the Fantasy Sports World.
Type: Talk Show
Runtime: 30 minutes
The Fantasy Show - Fantasy Football League - Netflix
Fantasy Football League was a British television programme hosted by David Baddiel and Frank Skinner. The programme was inspired by the Fantasy Football phenomenon which started in the early 90s. It followed on from a BBC Radio 5 programme hosted by Dominik Diamond although the radio and TV versions overlapped by several months. Three series were broadcast from 14 January 1994 to 10 May 1996 (followed by episodes during Euro 1996). The show then moved to ITV for live specials on alternate nights throughout 1998 World Cup and then again through the 2004 European Championship. It is not known if the show is ever likely to return. In its absence, Baddiel and Skinner instead went on to produce a series of podcasts for The Times, documenting their experiences while travelling across Germany at the 2006 World Cup. The success of these led to the duo being signed by Absolute Radio, where they hosted a similar show from South Africa during the 2010 World Cup.
The Fantasy Show - Theme song - Netflix
The show's theme song consisted of the words “Fantasy Football League” sung over and over to the tune of “Back Home”, the England team's official song from the 1970 World Cup. After the move to ITV for the 1998 World Cup, the theme was changed to that formerly used by the channel's World of Sport series. For the Euro 2004 series, the theme was changed again to the one formerly used on the Saint and Greavsie show. The various cutaway segments in the show (such as Phoenix From The Flames) would usually be introduced by having their titles sung over the show's main theme tune (though a few clip series had their own specific music). The names of the celebrity guests were also sung in this way as they made their way into the “flat”.
The Fantasy Show - References - Netflix