14 episodes

Broadcaster Nick Heath sits down with well known sports commentators to discuss how and why they do what they do, from the big moments to the ones they might like to do again.

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    • 4.8, 44 Ratings

Broadcaster Nick Heath sits down with well known sports commentators to discuss how and why they do what they do, from the big moments to the ones they might like to do again.

    Jacqui Oatley

    Jacqui Oatley

    A trailblazing, hard working commentator, Jacqui Oatley joins Nick Heath to talk about her switch from the office chair to the broadcasting hotseat. Jacqui discusses her experiences as the first female football commentator on British radio and subsequently on Match of the Day. The conversation also includes discussions on imposter syndrome, avoiding clichés, spending too much time on your prep and working with your summariser.


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    Watch Jacqui on 90min Football interview - https://youtu.be/6iA2ayNe7M8


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    • 1 hr 13 min
    Jon Champion

    Jon Champion

    From the BBC to ITV, Setanta to ESPN, Jon Champion has been one of the leading voices of his generation. Known to most for his commentaries on football, he talks to Nick Heath in this episode about the various 'accidents' that led him to his successful career, he gives some sage advice to new commentators and mentions how some of his audience only know him from his work on the video game Pro Evolution Soccer.


    A true master of his craft, this is another beautifully warm conversation as Jon talks for over an hour on how and why he does what he does so well.


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    • 1 hr 17 min
    Alison Mitchell

    Alison Mitchell

    Alison Mitchell has established herself as one of the great modern cricket commentators of our time. From tennis to pommel horse, Ali has also covered a number of other sports but it’s cricket that is her mainstay. She’s a previous winner of the Sports Journalists’ Association award for Sports Broadcaster of the Year and has found herself reporting on more poignant and serious events alongside the triumphant sporting ones.
    In this episode, Ali talks about learning from Ritchie Benaud, becoming the first female commentator on TMS and hoping that the path she has trodden can help others.
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    • 1 hr 16 min
    John Murray

    John Murray

    From whispering at the back of the 18th green to bringing us a World Cup screamer of a goal, John Murray's north-east of England commentating tones are most well-known to BBC radio listeners along with his work on Match of the Day on television. In this episode Nick hears about who John learned from, his role as just the fourth ever football correspondent and those key differences when moving from radio to TV, plus plenty more besides.
    Follow John on https://twitter.com/bbcjohnmurray
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Andrew Cotter

    Andrew Cotter

    The multi-sport master, Andrew Cotter is well known by so many as the voice of... so many sports. But far from a master of none, Andrew's seamless ability to pick up the commentary mic for a rugby union test match one minute or an Olympic athletics final the next, with plenty in between, is what has marked him out as one of the very best in the world at what he does.


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    • 57 min
    Mike Costello

    Mike Costello

    The main man. From athletics to boxing, Mike Costello has grown to become one of radio's most iconic voices of sport today. His style is unique and in this episode, he talks to Nick Heath about how he delivers his commentaries, the vital lessons he's learned and which sporting event he would love a crack at.


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    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
44 Ratings

44 Ratings

SarahgolfThomas ,

Cue Commentator

Love this podcast. Ideal for any sports fan.

Gingerdad ,

Cracking Pod

What a great pod been listening for a while and listened to all the back episode. I love Nicks style and delivery. Some really interesting insights into the people and the art of commentary. Favourite interview is the Ian Robertson one.

Patrick Kendrick ,

Great guests

Fantastic interview, Nick. What really marked out Jon was his awareness of the current landscape having recently worked for many years as a freelancer. Loved the insight into the cult of the commentator in the US too. Keep up the good work!

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