talkSPORT's Ian Danter chats with 2 press box colleagues each episode discussing life behind the mic in the strange old world of football/sports commentary
Episode 15 - Seb Hutchinson/Vicki Sparks
Seb from ITV/Sky/BT and many more along with Vicki from the BBC tell their commentary story to Ian, including:
Development of the WSL and holding players to the appropriate standards
Childhood commentary using something other than Subbuteo!
Taking a mate who's come over from Australia to your first ever commentary
Working in loads of TV roles to bring perspective to being a TV commentator
Specialist Media Studies courses
'Spoof' commentaries and how to spot them
Plus much more
Episode 14: John Roder/Mark Donaldson
Ian chats to MOTD stalwart John and ESPN's Mark (over in Connecticut USA) on a whole host of topics surrounding the weird world of commentary. Including:
Getting a big break thanks either to missing spectacles or a court case
Babysitting one Alan Bernard Brazil at Hampden Park (Includes classic clip!)
Did Richard Keys & Andy Gary muck in for talkSPORT @ Euro 2012?
Which England legend led a conga at a Madness gig?
Being last (and indeed first) on Match Of The Day
And much much more
Episode 13: Barry Davies
A man who requires little introduction in the world of television sports commentary joins Ian to reflect on a lifetime behind the mic. Includes
What he felt was his worst moment as a football commentator
When his favourite moment came subsequently away from football!
Voicing computer games and the Big Train 'staring competition' sketches
The occasion he wishes he could have provided commentary for
And much more
Episode 12: Mick Lowes/Simon Crabtree
A Tyne/Wear special as Ian brings Mick and Simon back together to talk about their emergence in the North East covering Newcastle and Sunderland, plus the journeys that got them there. Including:
Filing copy to attractive-sounding Scottish ladies
More on the rise of Clubcall in the 90's
Following a rugby club just at the right time
Genuine & astonishing hate mail
Going 'national' on Soccer AM
A very funny story about a TV show taping!
Plus so much more...
Episode 11: Peter Drury/Alex Crook
Peter of ITV/BT Sport fame and Ian's talkSPORT colleague Alex discuss the weird world commentators inhabit. Including:
More love for Subbuteo as a first attempt at commentary!
Auditioning using 'FIFA' whilst drunk
Shirt number horrors and the importance of the warm up
Print Journalism & its benefits to commentary
Plus much more!
Episode 10: Adam Blackmore/Mark Wilson
Ian is joined by Adam, the Head of Sport at BBC Radio Solent and Mark, his talkSPORT colleague - two gents who, like Ian, got their start in radio a little later in life. Including;
How a snowstorm accidentally launched a commentary career
Joining a supposedly 'parochial radio station' at the perfect time sports-wise
Dealing with spiky managers post-match
The "best summariser" in football
Not knowing Press Room food is meant for you!
Accidentally swearing on air
Plus much more!