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BBC – Murray Walker: A Life in the Fast Lane (2018)

BBC Murray Walker A Life in the Fast Lane

As Murray Walker celebrates his 95th birthday, this is an intimate portrait of a sports commentator who became a national treasure thanks to his enthusiasm, knowledge and his excitable dramatic voice, which defined a golden era of Formula 1 motor racing. It is also an inspiring and heartwarming tale of a man who came to sports broadcasting late, but until recently was still working well into his nineties.

Murray relives his early days as a tank commander and as an advertising executive. He gives an insight into his life and extraordinary career in the fast lane involving some of the greatest ever moments in Formula 1 history. Tales of his charismatic personality and some of Murray’s famous bloopers for which he is fondly known are included.

Universally loved by all, there are contributions from the great and good of the sport including Nigel Mansell, Damon Hill, Lewis Hamilton, Jenson Button, Fernando Alonso, Eddie Jordan, David Coulthard and Martin Brundle, plus broadcasters Steve Rider, Des Lynam, Suzi Perry, Jake Humphrey and Chris Evans.

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