|Presented by||Dan Walker|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|Running time||50 minutes|
|Original channel||BBC One|
2001 (as a stand alone series) – present
|Related shows||Match of the Day
Match of the Day 2
The Football League Show
The programme previously formed part of the Grandstand programme but has since August 2001 been considered a show in its own right. Prior to the launch of Match of the Day 2, it was often the first chance for viewers (apart from the viewers of Sky Sports) to see analysis of the Sunday and Monday Premier League games. The programme is now a weekly magazine, with reports from across the country at all levels of English and Scottish football. It previews the weekend's fixtures along with updates from the early Premier League game. Since BBC have the rights to the Premier League, Football Focus also shows highlights from the midweek matches. A version of the programme which looks at world football airs on BBC World News.
The theme song for the 2007/08 season was "Kill The Director" by The Wombats. The previous theme which aired from the 2003/04 season featured a cover of the Stevie Nicks track "Stand Back" by Linus Loves featuring Sam Obernik. Before this, the song was "Backaround" by Elevator Suite . The theme song for the 2009/2010 season is Jetstream by The Doves.
As of 2009, presenter Dan Walker is usually joined by the BBC's main football pundits such as Mark Lawrenson, Lee Dixon, and Martin Keown. Match of the Day commentators, including Steve Wilson, Guy Mowbray, Jonathan Pearce, and John Motson often check-in with game previews from the stadiums.