15 episodes

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

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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

    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

    • 1 hr 30 min
    Episode 14: John Roder/Mark Donaldson

    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

    • 1 hr 28 min
    Episode 13: Barry Davies

    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

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Episode 12: Mick Lowes/Simon Crabtree

    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...

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Episode 11: Peter Drury/Alex Crook

    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!

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Episode 10: Adam Blackmore/Mark Wilson

    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!

    • 1 hr 24 min

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