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Sports Report - can you help?
Jan 23rd, 2021, 9:00am
 
Ex-BBC sports staffer Pat Murphy, who specialised in Midlands football as well as cricket, is currently writing a book about ‘Sports Report’, the world’s longest-running sports programme.  Still broadcast at 5 pm every Saturday with its distinctive signature tune “Out of the Blue”, it’s been presented by a rollcall of legendary sports presenters like Eamonn Andrews, Peter Jones and Desmond Lynam, and celebrates its 75th anniversary on January 3rd, 2023.  Pat’s already interviewed over one hundred people about the programme - how it started, how it developed, how it’s put together behind the scenes.  If you have a memory of the programme, especially the early days from the ’40s to ’60s, Pat would love to hear from you.  Did you help make it happen behind the scenes?  Do you remember listening to it in a far-flung venue or situation?  Have you a recording of one of the early shows?  If you have a tale to tell please email Pat at patrickmurphy777@aol.com    He’s particularly keen to hear from anyone who remembers John Webster, who famously read the football results (and killed many a Pools coupon) each Saturday from 1948-74.

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