The main source for this site is the book "Match of the Day: A Complete Record since 1964" compiled by John Motson for BBC Books 1992 (ISBN 0563364068).

Additional regional games from the 1969-70 season and various corrections to the Complete Record's list were sourced from this page at the ITV regional football site.

Some background info and programme trivia was found in Martyn Smith's book "Match of the Day 40th Anniversary", BBC Books 2004 (ISBN 0563521813).

Broadcast times and durations were derived largely from The Times archive with help from The Guardian and The Daily Mirror for post 1985 episodes.

Commentator names were identified from a variety of DVDs and videos plus John Motson's autobiography "Motty", Virgin Books 2009 (ISBN 1905264682).


Many thanks to Mark Bunn, David Williams, Brian Mullowney, Jeff Lewis and Robin Carmody for their help. All the Radio Times notes on the site are a result of Robin's efforts.