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Old 09-12-2011, 23:46
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I've just watched it on ITV Player and it was brilliant and moving television. An excellent documentary. And I came across the entire original ITV programme on YouTube - very interesting to see how Gary Newbon's interview with the victorious Benn developed as the situation in the ring unfolded, including Newbon completely drying as he tried to temper Benn's victory speech.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMr24...8&feature=plcp
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Old 10-12-2011, 13:13
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Welcome to the second part of this thread. Over the last few years this has evolved into the comprehensive thread for discussion of coverage of all sports events other than football and also F1 - both of which are covered in their own threads. We have regular posters who provide details of commentators for a number of sports including cricket, rugby, boxing, darts and cycling but would encourage new posters to record details of those involved in the broadcast of many other sports.

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Old 10-12-2011, 16:30
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Originally Posted by FKLopper in Part 1
Friday 9th December - Heineken Cup RU

Alex Payne presenting from the Twickenham Stoop with Ieuan Evans and Will Greenwood as the guests in the studio, Scott Quinnell also did some pitchside analysis before the game and then went onto 'The Front Line' for the match.

Cardiff vs Edinburgh (Red Button)
Commentators: Scott Hastings and Pat Sanderson
Wyn Gruffyd and Derwyn Jones for S4C, (Rick O'Shea on the alternative English language commentary) with Dr. Gwyn Jones joining host Gareth Roberts from (the) Cardiff City stadium. Russell Isaac did a report on the Harlequins V Toulouse match.
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Old 10-12-2011, 18:08
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Saturday 10th December - Heineken Cup

Studio was at Wembley with Simon Lazenby presenting and Scott Quinnell, Will Greenwood and Dean Ryan as the studio pundits before Dean went off the ‘The Front Line’ for the Saracens game.

Castres vs Northampton (Sky Sports 1)
Commentators: Martin Gillingham and Dewi Morris

Connacht vs Gloucester (Red Button)
Commentators: Johnnie Hammond and Tyrone Howe

Treviso vs Biarritz (Red Button)
Commentators: Simon Ward and Matt Perry

Scarlets vs Munster (Sky Sports 1)
Commentators: Mark Robson and Alan Quinlan

Racing Metro vs London Irish (Red Button)
Commentators: Andrew Cotter and Frankie Sheehan

Saracens vs Ospreys (Sky Sports 1)
Commentators: Miles Harrison and Ieuan Evans
3D Commentators: Bob Symonds and Michael Lynagh
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Old 11-12-2011, 15:17
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You know christmas is coming when you get your one weekend a year of pool-probably my sporting highlight of the year...

Mosconi Cup XVIII-USA V Europe (Sky Sports)
Commentators: Andy Goldstein, Jim Wych, Jerry Forsyth and Jay Helfert
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Old 11-12-2011, 18:34
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Sunday 11th December - Heineken Cup

Studio was at The Recreation Ground, Bath with Simon Lazenby presenting and Paul Wallace, Sean Fitzpatrick and Dean Ryan as the studio pundits before Dean went off the ‘The Front Line’ for the Bath game.

Bath vs Leinster (Sky Sports 2)
Commentators: Mark Robson and Stuart Barnes

Glasgow vs Montpellier (Red Button)
Commentators: Scott Hastings and Tyrone Howe

Clermont Auvergne vs Leicester (Sky Sports 2)
Commentators: Martin Gillingham and Dewi Morris

Amlin Challenge Cup
Exeter vs NG Dragons (Sky Sports 2)
Commentators: Bob Symonds and Pat Sanderson
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Old 11-12-2011, 20:10
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Amlin Challenge Cup
Exeter Chiefs vs Newport-Gwent Dragons (Sky Sports 2)
Commentators: Bob Symonds and Pat Sanderson
S4C had Gareth Roberts hosting from Sandy Park, along with Dr. Gwyn Jones and a few boisterous Dragons fans singing behind them, before eventually being shepherded away by a few stewards. Commentary from Wyn Gruffydd and Derwyn Jones, with Rhodri Gomer-Davies as Interviewer.
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Old 11-12-2011, 21:05
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Does anyone know who covered the Oxford v Cambridge rugby on Thursday on Sky?
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Old 11-12-2011, 23:23
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Sunday 11th December - ITV4

PDC Players Championship

Matt Smith presented from the Doncaster Dome alongside Chris Mason and Alan Warriner-Little

Afternoon Session: Quarter-Finals

Mark Walsh v Wes Newton - John Rawling and Alan Warriner-Little

Scott Rand v James Wade - Stuart Pyke and Chris Mason

Kevin Painter v Mervyn King - Peter Drury and Alan Warriner-Little

Mark Webster v Dave Chisnall - John Rawling and Chris Mason

Evening Session: Semi-Finals

Mark Webster v Wes Newton - Stuart Pyke and Alan Warriner-Little

Kevin Painter v Scott Rand - Peter Drury and Chris Mason

The Final

Mark Webster v Kevin Painter - John Rawling and Alan Warriner-Little (legs 1 to 10), Stuart Pyke and Chris Mason (leg 11 onwards)

ITV4's reporter was Ned Boulting and their spotter was Keith Deller. Craig Stephens handled the MC duties with usual MC John McDonald at the Mosconi Cup pool.

Looking back on the four-day tournament as a whole, Ned Boulting presented Friday's action in the absence of Matt Smith, with Tony Wrighton subbing for him in the reporter's role on that evening. John Gwynne did some commentary work for ITV4 during the first round.
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Old 11-12-2011, 23:45
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This might get shown on a Question of Sport's 'What happened Next' in a few years time

And that's Martin Haven commentating. You did not get to see the whole run, where the last 2 men to get in only finally got in on corner 2.
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Old 12-12-2011, 19:11
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Monday 12th December - ITV4

Heineken Cup Highlights

Craig Doyle presented (voicing links between highlights edits)

Harlequins v Toulouse - Bob Symonds
Connacht v Gloucester - Pete Richards
Saracens v Ospreys - Simon Ward
Clermont Auvergne v Leicester Tigers - Pete Richards
Bath v Leinster - Simon Ward
Scarlets v Munster - Bob Symonds
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Old 13-12-2011, 12:45
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Does anybody know who the commentators were for the boxing on Sky on Saturday night?
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Old 13-12-2011, 13:21
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Does anybody know who the commentators were for the boxing on Sky on Saturday night?
Peterlee- Adam Smith and Glenn McCrory
Washington- Nick Halling, Jim Watt and Matthew Macklin.

Dave Clark hosted with Johnny Nelson, Barry McGuigan and Steve Collins in the studio.
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Old 13-12-2011, 13:25
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India v West Indies - 4th ODI (Thursday 8th December)

Presenter: Ian Ward
Pundits: Robert Croft and Jimmy Adams

Commentary from BCCI/Nimbus Sport team of Ravi Shastri, Laxman Sivaramakrishnan, Arun Lal, Ian Bishop and Jeff Dujon

Australia v New Zealand - 2nd Test (Friday 9th December - Monday 12th December)

Presenter: Paul Allott
Pundits: Ian Harvey and Jeremy Coney

Commentary from Channel Nine team of Mark Taylor, Ian Healy, Michael Slater, Richie Benaud, Ian Chappell, Ian Smith, Tony Greig and Mark Nicholas

Bangladesh v Pakistan - 1st Test (Friday 9th December - Monday 12th December)

Presenter: Nick Knight
Pundits: Ed Joyce (Days 1-3), Vikram Solanki (All 4 Days) and Geraint Jones (Day 4)

Commentary from Nimbus Sport team of Athar Ali Khan, Shamim Chowdhury, Ramiz Raja, Mohammad Akram, Ranil Abeynaike and VB Chandrasekhar

India v West Indies - 5th ODI (Sunday 11th December)

Presenter: Ian Ward
Pundits: Dominic Cork and Jimmy Adams

Commentary from BCCI/Nimbus Sport team, as per 4th ODI
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Old 13-12-2011, 14:46
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Peterlee- Adam Smith and Glenn McCrory
Washington- Nick Halling, Jim Watt and Matthew Macklin.

Dave Clark hosted with Johnny Nelson, Barry McGuigan and Steve Collins in the studio.
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I was wondering who would be doing the second bill, but I never thought of Nick Halling. Has he done much boxing? I've often wondered why Steve Holdsworth has never been given a chance on other stations.
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Old 13-12-2011, 18:46
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Australia v New Zealand - 2nd Test (Friday 9th December - Monday 12th December)

Presenter: Paul Allott
Pundits: Ian Harvey and Jeremy Coney

Commentary from Channel Nine team of Mark Taylor, Ian Healy, Michael Slater, Richie Benaud, Ian Chappell, Ian Smith, Tony Greig and Mark Nicholas
So no sign of Bill Lawry who unless I missed it has not announced he is retiring.
But Richie Benaud who has retired more times than I have hot dinners is still there

Not complaining about the peerless Benaud but I enjoy Lawry just as much.
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Old 13-12-2011, 19:11
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So no sign of Bill Lawry who unless I missed it has not announced he is retiring.
But Richie Benaud who has retired more times than I have hot dinners is still there

Not complaining about the peerless Benaud but I enjoy Lawry just as much.
http://www.smh.com.au/sport/cricket/...202-1obag.html

Explained in one of the sections towards the bottom of this article... looks like he will be back to rave about the MCG on Boxing Day!!!

Benaud confuses me as in 2009 it was announced that he would move to a studio role at the end of the season as he stepped his work down. This never seemed to materialise although he does seem to do less stints during a Test match day than the others (usually he does 1 stint a session whilst the others often do 2)
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Old 13-12-2011, 19:27
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I see on Twitter that Ben Edwards will be the lead F1 commentator on BBC next season.
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Old 13-12-2011, 20:04
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http://www.smh.com.au/sport/cricket/...202-1obag.html

Explained in one of the sections towards the bottom of this article... looks like he will be back to rave about the MCG on Boxing Day!!!
Yeah I caught them saying on air that he'd be back. Can't remember when they said he'd be back exactly but they made the point.
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Old 13-12-2011, 21:09
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Thanks.
I was wondering who would be doing the second bill, but I never thought of Nick Halling. Has he done much boxing? I've often wondered why Steve Holdsworth has never been given a chance on other stations.
Nick Halling is Sky's main boxing commentator now, with Ian Darke at ESPN, John Rawling at Box Nation and Adam Smith running the show.

There was supposed to be a Klitschko fight on Saturday as well, from Germany, but it was called off late. Don't know who'd have commentated on that one, with Rawling doing the darts. Ian Darke may have been available, or they may have used Ed Robinson who has done a few recorded commentaries.

Will be interesting to see if Dave Clark does the boxing or the darts this Saturday night, normally Gary Newbon fills in on the boxing but it might take priority over the darts this weekend.
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Old 13-12-2011, 21:49
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Nick Halling is Sky's main boxing commentator now, with Ian Darke at ESPN, John Rawling at Box Nation and Adam Smith running the show.

There was supposed to be a Klitschko fight on Saturday as well, from Germany, but it was called off late. Don't know who'd have commentated on that one, with Rawling doing the darts. Ian Darke may have been available, or they may have used Ed Robinson who has done a few recorded commentaries.

Will be interesting to see if Dave Clark does the boxing or the darts this Saturday night, normally Gary Newbon fills in on the boxing but it might take priority over the darts this weekend.
On the Darts on the Premier League and I am sure one day at last years World Championship's Andy Goldstein usually fills in.
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Old 16-12-2011, 19:59
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Thursday 15th December – Amlin Challenge Cup

Alex Payne presenting from the Sky Sports Studio with Stuart Barnes and Dean Ryan as the studio pundits.

London Wasps vs Bayonne (Sky Sports 2)
Commentators: Johnnie Hammond and Dewi Morris


Friday 16th December - Heineken Cup

Studio was at the Liberty Stadium, Swansea with Alex Payne presenting and Scott Quinnell, Kingsley Jones in the studio, Ieuan Evans and Will Greenwood also did some pitchside analysis before the game. James Gemmell conducted the interviews with the coaches. Scott went to 'The Front Line' once the match began.

Ospreys vs Saracens (Sky Sports 2)
Commentators: Mark Robson and Ieuan Evans

Edinburgh vs Cardiff (Red Button)
Commentators: Bob Symonds and Tyrone Howe
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Old 16-12-2011, 20:51
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Ian Darke is on Sky sports news with Jim Watt. And they said he was a commentator for a fight.

When did Darke rejoin sky sports?
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Old 16-12-2011, 20:59
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Ian Darke is on Sky sports news with Jim Watt. And they said he was a commentator for a fight.

When did Darke rejoin sky sports?
Was wondering the same thing! Maybe they hired him as he is based in the US or something?
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Old 16-12-2011, 21:08
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Ian Darke is on Sky sports news with Jim Watt. And they said he was a commentator for a fight.

When did Darke rejoin sky sports?
Was wondering the same thing! Maybe they hired him as he is based in the US or something?
I think despite "leaving" Sky Darke has continued to do the very occasional bit of boxing

And although he's now working for ESPN US, most of his work is commentating on English football, so he still spends the vast majority of his time in the UK
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