United's TV Appearances

Date Opponents Competition Ground Result Channel Type of coverage
12/11/1949 Wealdstone1 FAC 4Q Lower Mead 0 - 1 BBC Experimental
13/10/1962 Crystal Palace Div 3 Layer Road 1 - 2 Anglia Match of the Week Highlights
28/02/1969 Brentford Div 4 Layer Road 2 - 1 Anglia MotW Highlights
28/11/1970 Brentford2 Div 4 Layer Road 4 - 0 Anglia MotW Highlights
13/02/1971 Leeds United FAC 5th Layer Road 3 - 2 BBC MOTD Highlights
06/03/1971 Everton FAC 6th Goodison Park 0 - 5 BBC MOTD Highlights
07/08/1971 West Bromwich Albion Watney Cup Final Hawthorns 4 - 4* BBC MOTD Highlights
25/09/1971 Northampton Town Div 4 County Ground 1 - 1 Anglia MotW Highlights
13/11/1971 Brentford Div 4 Layer Road 1 - 1 Anglia MotW Highlights
31/08/1974 AFC Bournemouth Div 3 Layer Road 1 - 0 Anglia MotW Highlights
02/11/1974 Wrexham Div 3 Layer Road 1 - 1 Anglia MotW Highlights
28/12/1974 Peterborough United Div 3 Layer Road 4 - 1 Anglia MotW Highlights
21/02/1976 Cardiff City Div 3 Layer Road 3 - 2 Anglia MotW Highlights
29/01/1977 Derby County FAC 4 Layer Road 1 - 1 BBC MOTD Highlights
02/02/1977 Derby County FAC 4R Baseball Ground 0 - 1 BBC Sportsnight
05/02/1977 Rochdale Div 4 Layer Road 1 - 0 Anglia MotW Highlights
22/10/1977 Cambridge United Div 3 The Abbey Stadium 0 - 2 Anglia MotW Highlights
19/11/1977 Wrexham Div 3 The Racecourse Ground 1 - 2 BBC MOTD Highlights
02/02/1980 Sheffield Wednesday Div 3 Hillsborough 0 - 3 Yorkshire TV Highlights
22/03/1980 Brentford Div 3 Layer Road 6 - 1 Anglia MotW Highlights
15/11/1980 Plymouth Argyle Div 3 Home Park 1 - 1 BBC MOTD Highlights
13/12/1980 Yeovil Town FAC 2 Layer Road 1 - 1 BBC MOTD Highlights
16/01/1982 Bury Div 4 Layer Road 1 - 1 Anglia MotW Highlights
06/02/1982 Sheffield United Div 4 Layer Road 5 - 2 BBC MOTD Highlights
25/09/1982 Blackpool Div 4 Layer Road 4 - 1 Anglia MotW Highlights
17/11/1990 Reading FAC1 Layer Road 2 - 1 BBC MOTD Highlights
12/12/1990 Leyton Orient3 FAC2 Layer Road 0 - 0 BSB Live
05/04/1991 Northwich Victoria GMVC Drill Field 2 - 2 Sportscast Live
17/04/1991 Kettering Town GMVC Layer Road 3 - 1 Sportscast Live
22/04/1991 Kidderminster Harriers GMVC Aggborough 0 - 0 Sportscast Live
26/04/1991 Telford United GMVC Bucks Head 0 - 2 Sportscast Live
16/11/1991 Exeter City FAC1 Layer Road 0 - 0 BBC MOTD Highlights
24/01/1992 Kettering Town GMVC Rockingham Road 2 - 2 Sportscast Live
07/02/1992 Kidderminster Harriers GMVC Aggborough 2 - 2 Sportscast Live
28/02/1992 Altrincham GMVC Moss Lane 2 - 1 Sportscast Live
10/05/1992 Witton Albion FAT Final Wembley Stadium 3 - 1 BSB Delayed Live
12/11/1994 Yeading FAC1 The Warren 2 - 2 BBC MOTD Highlights
26/11/1994 Scunthorpe United Div 3 Layer Road 4 - 2 Anglia Kick-Off Highlights
20/04/1997 Carlisle United** AWS Final Wembley Stadium 0 - 0 Sky Sports Live
22/05/1998 Torquay United Div 3 PO Final Wembley Stadium 1 - 0 Sky Sports Live
20/03/1999 Manchester City Div 2 Layer Road 0 - 1 Sky Sports Live (Pay-per-view)
24/08/1999 Crystal Palace LC 1st R, 2nd L Selhurst Park 1 - 3 Sky Sports Live
03/09/2005 Bristol City L1 Ashton Gate 0 - 0 Sky Sports Live
19/02/2006 Chelsea FAC 5th Stamford Bridge 1 - 3 Sky Sports Live
04/03/2006 Southend United L1 Layer Road 0 - 3 ITV The Championship Highlights
05/08/2006 Birmingham City CCC St Andrews 2 - 1 ITV The Championship Highlights
23/09/2006 Leicester City CCC The Walkers Stadium 0 - 0 ITV The Championship Highlights
29/09/2006 Ipswich Town CCC Layer Road 1 - 0 Sky Sports Live
23/10/2006 Coventry City CCC The Ricoh Arena 1 - 2 Sky Sports Live
16/12/2006 Stoke City CCC Layer Road 3 - 0 ITV The Championship Highlights
02/03/2007 Derby County CCC Pride Park 1 - 5 Sky Sports Live
16/03/2007 Southampton CCC St Marys 2 - 1 Sky Sports Live
06/04/2007 Southend United CCC Roots Hall 3 - 0 Sky Sports Live
21/04/2007 Sunderland CCC Layer Road 3 - 1 ITV The Championship Highlights
03/11/2007 Leicester City CCC Layer Road 1 - 1 Sky Sports Live
15/12/2007 Norwich City CCC Layer Road 1 - 1 Sky Sports Live
05/04/2008 Ipswich Town CCC Layer Road 2 - 0 ITV The Championship Highlights
26/04/2008 Stoke City CCC Layer Road 0 - 1 ITV The Championship Highlights
12/01/2009 Milton Keynes Dons L1 Stadium: MK 1 - 1 Sky Sports Live
07/11/2009 Bromley FAC1 Hayes Lanes 4 - 0 ITV FA Cup Highlights
28/11/2009 Hereford United FAC2 Edgar Street 1 - 0 ITV FA Cup Highlights
16/01/2010 Norwich City L1 WHCS 0 - 5 BBC The Football League Show (Highlights)
18/01/2010 Norwich City L1 WHCS 0 - 5 BBC Late Kick-off (Regional show) (Hlights)
08/02/2010 Southend United L1 WHCS 2 - 0 Sky Sports Live
08/03/2010 Brighton & Hove Albion L1 WHCS 0 - 0 Sky Sports Live
27/11/2010 Swindon Supermarine FAC2 WHCS 1 - 0 ITV FA Cup Highlights
14/01/2011 Bournemouth L1 WHCS 2 - 1 Sky Sports Live
25/04/2011 Brighton & Hove Albion L1 WHCS 1 - 1 Sky Sports Live
09/11/2013 Sheffield United FAC1 WHCS 2 - 3 Mio TV Live (Asia, Eastern Europe & USA)
09/11/2014 Gosport Borough FAC1 Privett Park 6 - 3 BT/BBC Live (USA & Auz/NZL) / BBC Hlights
07/12/2014 Peterborough United FAC2 WHCS 1 - 0 BT Sport Live
02/01/2015 Cardiff City FAC3 Cardiff City Stadium 1 - 3 BBC Wales 2 Live
03/05/2015 Preston North End L1 WHCS 1 - 0 Sky Sports Live
29/09/2016 Bradford City L1 WHCS 2 - 0 Beamback Live at Valley Parade only
07/11/2015 Wealdstone FAC1 Grosvenor Vale 6 - 2 BT Sport Extended highlights
06/12/2015 Altrincham FAC2 WHCS 3 - 2 BBC 2 Football Focus Match Action
30/01/2016 Tottenham Hotspur FAC4 WHCS 1 - 4 BT Sports Live
01/03/2016 Bradford City L1 Valley Parade 2 - 1 Beamback Live at WHCS only
1 - First ever FA Cup tie televised as part of an experiment by Alexandra Palace
2 - The infamous Chic Brodie match. A dog came on to the field and tackled Brodie who was forced to leave the field of play with a knee injury. 
3 - This match was due to be played on Sunday evening with an 8pm KO - the first ever Sunday night professional game in the UK. A snow storm caused the game to be postponed
* won 4-2 on penalties ( the first ever shoot-out on TV)
**lost 3-4 on penalties
Colchester also took part in BBC's Quiz Ball programme in 1971. They took on a Chelsea side which included Dave Sexton, John Boyle & and Tommy Baldwin. United's team comprised Brian Gibbs, Mick Mahon and Graham Smith. They were partnered by the late Roy Kinnear whilst Chelsea had Hugh Lloyd  in their side winning 1-0!