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A Question of Mossy

Friday May 19th, 7pm, BBC1



Gunners' captain and Scotland winger Chris Paterson appears on 'A Question of Sport' this Friday, 19th May, on BBC ONE at 7pm (1900 BST).  

He is joined by Rangers' Danish football international Peter Lovenkrands, Scotland's Commonwealth swimming champion David Carry, and Olympic champion sailor Ben Ainslie, as well as team captains, former Scotland and Rangers striker Ally McCoist and England and Wasps scrum-half Matt Dawson, and question-master Sue Barker.

Chris Paterson 
Winner of the BBC's full-back of the Six Nations in 2005 and runner-up in 2006, Chris plays his rugby for Edinburgh and Scotland. He recently earned his 64th cap for his country.  

In 2004 Chris became the youngest Scottish player to reach 50 caps, aged just 26. A year later, during an 18-0 win over Italy, Chris equalled the record set by the legendary Gavin Hastings of six penalties converted in one game. He is also the second highest scoring Scottish international of all time, again behind Hastings.  

Chris continued to impress in the 2006 Six Nations, kicking 17 out of 19 shots at goal. In Scotland¿s 18-12 victory over England for the Calcutta Cup in this year's Six Nations, he kicked 15 of Scotland¿s points in the game. His consistently accurate kicking and mazy running marks Chris out as one of Scotland's greatest players.  


Peter Lovenkrands  
Peter is a Danish International who plays his club football for Rangers - usually as a centre forward. He is a regular fixture in the Danish national team, having won 14 caps and represented his country at the 2002 World Cup and also Euro 2004.  

Peter has been a revelation at Rangers this season since moving from his previous role as a winger and scoring freely as a striker. His 14 goals this season put him behind only Kris Boyd in the Ibrox top scorers' list. He played a major role in Rangers' impressive run in Europe this season, when they became the first Scottish club to enter the second phase of the Champions League. Peter was ranked above the likes of Thierry Henry and Samuel Eto'o in an official UEFA magazine poll of Champions League strikers.  

Peter has returned from an injury that threatened to keep him out of action for the whole season, and recently took part in Rangers' send-off to departing manager Alex McLeish as they cruised to a 2-0 win over Hearts.  


David Carry  
Commonwealth Games swimming sensation David is a student at Loughborough University. David won gold at the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne in the 400m freestyle and 400m individual medley. He also won silver in the 4 x 200m freestyle relay for Scotland.  

Alongside Gregor Tait and Caitlin McClatchey, David was an essential component of one of the strongest Scottish swimming teams ever. His success in Melbourne made up for his disappointment in the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, where he was dropped from the final of the 4 x 200m freestyle relay.  


Born in Aberdeen, his father was a British Champion skier and his mother a successful table tennis player. Known to his friends as 'Disco Dave', his ambition is to be a successful businessman.  


Ben Ainslie  
Ben is one of Britain¿s most successful sailors. He raced in the laser class at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, earning himself a silver medal. At the following games in Sydney he went on to win gold. In Athens he went up a class to win gold in the Finn class. In 2005 he won his fourth successive world title in the Finn Class.  

Ben started sailing at the age of four, and has taken part in sailing competetions since he was ten years old. He won a gold medal at the 1995 World Youth Campionships and has been British Yachtsman of the Year four times. Ben is also the recipient of an MBE.  

In 2005 Ben began to focus on the challenge of the Americas Cup. After a stint as tactician on the Emirates New Zealand boat, he took the decision to switch roles and since then has been honing his skills as a helmsman. He is also focused on Olympic success in London, and is keen to continue his winning ways on home waters in 2012.