This week’s guest was Garry Richardson, Garry and Paul went to school together in Newbury and have kept in touch over the years. Garry has worked for the BBC for 43 years, where he started in the archives working as a tea boy. He is best known as the sports presenter on Radio 4’s Today programme, being the longest serving member of the team, after 35 years. Garry also presents ‘Sportsweek’ on Five Live and is a regular contributor on the BBC.
He has reported on 7 Olympic games and interviewed some of the world’s most famous names including Nelson Mandela, Richard Burton, Bill Clinton, Muhammad Ali, Bobby Moore, Sir Stanley Mathews, David Beckham, Tiger Woods, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Eddie Murphy, Ken Dodd and Ben Stiller. On the Forrester & Allen show this week he told us stories about his work, from Oxford radio to where he is today, including archive clips from his personal library.
Also on the show was Ian Herrington, the driving force behind Welford Park Cricket Club and a local football referee. On this week’s show, he talked about the history of the cricket club, the ground and being a football referee