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Old 25th Oct 2020, 22:51
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Angel Frank Bough dead

Frank Bough: Former Grandstand presenter dies, aged 87


https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-54684374
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Old 25th Oct 2020, 23:10
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Sorry to learn of this, one of the stalwarts in broadcasting from my childhood onwards. He could turn his hand to anything and stay grounded in terms of becoming famous.
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Old 25th Oct 2020, 23:25
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Funny how you can instantly recall the voice of one of the great broadcasters. And it was a friendly voice, with a calm authority. Doesn't seem to be so many of them about now.
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Here in Britain, celebrities and politicians get hunted down and flayed by the media for their sexual pecadilloes and often lose their careers. In some European countries they'd probably get a hearty slap on the back instead.
It would be interesting to know what goes on behind journalist's closed doors...
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Old 26th Oct 2020, 09:22
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Here in Britain, celebrities and politicians get hunted down and flayed by the media for their sexual pecadilloes and often lose their careers.

Not quite true, our current PM appears to be doing well on it. Sadly in the UK we now expect our celebs and politicians to have headline juicy secrets, hence we no longer care when they are revealed.It is a great distraction to the worrying issues, such as appointing clueless friends to positions in which they totally fail and awarding friends with contracts not part of their core business.

RIP Frank, I always enjoyed your contributions.
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Old 26th Oct 2020, 10:05
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1970s Saturday afternoon, Frank Bough presenting Grandstand on BBC 1 while Dickie Davies presented World of Sport on ITV. In those days there were only 3 channels, but BBC 2 didn't really count as no one watched it. The channel you weren't watching at the time was referred to as "the other side" and there was much switching between them as you tried to catch what was relevant to you, be it the racing, wrestling or football scores.

RIP Frank
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Old 26th Oct 2020, 10:07
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When the scandal blew up I don't think anyone could believe Uncle Frank could have been so naughty...
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Old 26th Oct 2020, 10:24
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The channel you weren't watching at the time was referred to as "the other side" and there was much switching between them
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Yes, asking younger colleagues at work "What side was it on?" tends to draw blank looks. A South African bloke I know also hadn't heard the term before.
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Old 26th Oct 2020, 10:45
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Grandstand was required viewing every Saturday afternoon in the 70s while I was growing up and Frank Bough was the icon. Occasionally we would switch over (after Football Focus with Bob Wilson) to see what was on ITV and it was generally Dickie Davies and wrestling (remember Big Daddy?). Then it was back to Grandstand almost immediately. Cricket, rugby league and union, athletics and varies other sports interupted by horse races. And then final scores. So many fond memories of Bough tying everything together. It's sad news he has passed away, but he will remain in memory for many of us.
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Old 26th Oct 2020, 11:20
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It would be interesting to know what goes on behind journalist's closed doors...
It seems these days that if you so much as upset or snub a journalist they then club together to blacken your character and generally make your life a misery. Not the professionals they once were.
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Old 26th Oct 2020, 14:21
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But he was.
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He had a famous slip of words during one of his sports shows, he was supposed to say "cup soccer" but instead he said something else.
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Old 28th Oct 2020, 17:14
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Sock cupper?
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Old 28th Oct 2020, 23:46
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A presenter on a radio phone in quiz was giving a clue to a participant regarding the name of a sporting personality, the answer required was “Alan Murray” and the clue was something you sucked, a Murray Mint.

The presenter found it difficult to stop laughing after being given the answer “Dickie Davies”.
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