Happy Birthday Murray Walker!

Happy Birthday Murray Walker!

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Nickp82

1,967 posts

39 months

Friday 12th October 2018
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Pericoloso said:
Thanks for that,I hadn't spotted it in my tv paper and would have missed it otherwise.

A must watch.
Likewise, will be watching on iPlayer when i get the chance.

Kinkell

494 posts

133 months

Friday 12th October 2018
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It's that budgie food he immortalised keeping him him going. Only Peter -Allis Put 3 outliving him.

glazbagun

9,958 posts

143 months

Saturday 13th October 2018
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Would anyone begrudge him 93 more. Happy Birthday that man!

Pericoloso

40,548 posts

109 months

Saturday 13th October 2018
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The thread being 2 years old makes the old fella 95yo now.
Also noticed the tv show on today about his life is a repeat,probably seen it before but it's got to be better than the awful dancing,and X factor.

TJS10

486 posts

147 months

Saturday 13th October 2018
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Pericoloso

40,548 posts

109 months

Saturday 13th October 2018
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Excellent programme 10/10.

gshughes

1,116 posts

201 months

Wednesday 17th October 2018
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Pericoloso said:
The thread being 2 years old makes the old fella 95yo now.
Also noticed the tv show on today about his life is a repeat,probably seen it before but it's got to be better than the awful dancing,and X factor.
I watched it last night. It's not a repeat, it was specially made for his 95th birthday and was very good.

Nickp82

1,967 posts

39 months

Wednesday 17th October 2018
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It is a repeat unfortunately, with some 95th birthday congratulations from the main contributors tacked on the end. Still, was well worth watching again for me.

thegreenhell

6,193 posts

165 months

Wednesday 17th October 2018
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By its very nature, most of the content was going to be 'repeats'.

entropy

3,778 posts

149 months

Friday 19th October 2018
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Nickp82 said:
It is a repeat unfortunately, with some 95th birthday congratulations from the main contributors tacked on the end. Still, was well worth watching again for me.
Well worth hearing the the James Hunt anecdotes again!

bakerstreet

4,200 posts

111 months

Wednesday 24th October 2018
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gshughes said:
I loved the Back to the Future feature he did on C4's British GP coverage this year, great to see him on the telly again. Did anyone else watch it?
I watched that. Generally speaking he has always made an appearance for the British GP and its usually the terrestrial network rather than Sky.

I found it quite hard to watch as he really was looking very frail.

He is also one of F1's red pass holders, which means he has full paddock and grid access for life. This is usually a pass thats only given to world champions.

I still have very fond memories of his commentary as Hill crossed the line in Suzuka. It was a genuine emotional wobble. Not something you see with the current commentators on Sky or Ch4.

ajprice

16,531 posts

142 months

Thursday 10th October
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Happy 96th Murray!

DickyC

34,373 posts

144 months

Thursday 10th October
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ajprice said:
Happy 96th Murray!
"Unless I am very much mistaken. And I am very much mistaken!!"

The Mad Monk

5,667 posts

63 months

Thursday 10th October
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DickyC said:
ajprice said:
Happy 96th Murray!
"Unless I am very much mistaken. And I am very much mistaken!!"
Has anyone done a compilation of his whoops! moments?

Edit.

Not clips, but quotes

https://www.brainyquote.com/authors/murray-walker-...

Edited by The Mad Monk on Thursday 10th October 07:17

DickyC

34,373 posts

144 months

Thursday 10th October
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He did come out with some crackers. At the time his style irritated me a bit but then he retired and I missed him. His knowledge and enthusiasm made his excitement contagious without me realising that it was him making a race memorable not the cars or drivers. Obviously they helped, but mostly as material for Murray. My interest in F1 has dwindled since he retired.

And I miss yelling at the TV.

Murray: "Don't forget, IF is Formula 1 backwards!"
Me: "NO, IT ISN'T, MURRAY!"

Happy days.

Nickp82

1,967 posts

39 months

Thursday 10th October
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Happy days indeed, I grew up watching F1 with Murray’s commentary and it was his sheer enthusiasm that came across above anything else.

Happy Birthday Murray.

TheDeuce

3,136 posts

12 months

Thursday 10th October
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Nickp82 said:
... it was his sheer enthusiasm that came across above anything else.
Could say the same about Croft - but in a less good way!

Mammasaid

1,303 posts

43 months

Thursday 10th October
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ajprice said:
Happy 96th Murray!
Blimey, same age as Nicholas Parsons!

Dinoboy

1,769 posts

163 months

Thursday 10th October
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Happy Birthday Murray!!!!

ajprice

16,531 posts

142 months

Thursday 10th October
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Mammasaid said:
Blimey, same age as Nicholas Parsons!
Happy Birthday Nicholas Parsons!