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#1 petefenelon

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Posted 09 December 2004 - 22:56

A seemingly mostly complete set of "BBC Sports Review of the Year" programmes is online at

http://news.bbc.co.u...ity/default.stm

Plenty of racing content in there....

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#2 dolomite

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Posted 09 December 2004 - 23:56

great stuff! Check out 1973 with Graham Hill interviewing Jackie Stewart. Priceless..... :lol: :up:

#3 bill moffat

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Posted 10 December 2004 - 11:37

Originally posted by dolomite
great stuff! Check out 1973 with Graham Hill interviewing Jackie Stewart. Priceless..... :lol: :up:


..at a time when the BBC was still in touch with the real world and,even better, recognised that motor sport existed...

#4 ensign14

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Posted 10 December 2004 - 11:46

It is astonishing that no motor racing team has won team of the year for decades. McLaren in 1988 should have been a shoo-in.

Then again, Warwickshire did not win team of the year for winning an unprecedented 3 cricket championships in the same year. Anything to do with the BBC's well-known anti-Birmingham bias? Nooooooooo...

#5 Orin

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Posted 10 December 2004 - 11:55

Originally posted by dolomite
great stuff! Check out 1973 with Graham Hill interviewing Jackie Stewart. Priceless..... :lol: :up:


Lol! Graham Hill was a one off :clap:

#6 2F-001

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Posted 10 December 2004 - 12:56

ensign - re McLaren, I remember reading a story that they were, indeed, a shoe-in for the team award, but rather staggered the programme makers with their demand for an F1-scale appearance fee... and the award went elsewhere.

#7 Vitesse2

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Posted 10 December 2004 - 14:04

For an embarrassingly bad "congratulatory" speech, check out Stanley Rous in Stirling's year (1961). Cringeworthy! But in view of Goodwood 1962, the final words spoken about Stirling are eerily sad ....

#8 bill moffat

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Posted 10 December 2004 - 15:46

F1 will probably get a minute or two of BBC coverage on Sunday night.

Coming to think of it, is there a single (4-wheel) motor-sporting event that is due to be covered by the BBC in 2005 ???

#9 Eric McLoughlin

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Posted 10 December 2004 - 16:29

What is strikingly obvious on "Sports Personality of the Year" these days are the screen captions which have to be attached to virtually every clip shown accompanying each award -

pictures courtesy of:

Sky Sports
Eurosport
ITV Sport
Channel 4 Racing


etc etc etc

Pretty depressing really.

#10 LittleChris

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Posted 11 December 2004 - 01:40

Well I voted for Michael Rutter on the basis that he was 2nd in British Superbikes, and also raced in most of the imprtant road race meetings including winning Macau. Plus he's got a bit of a personality which is more than can be said of 99% of the fuckwits that'll get free publicity (paid for by my licence fee ) such as Wayne Rooney ,Paula Radcliffe and a host of rugby playing thugs or cricket/golf playing bores!!.

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Posted 12 December 2004 - 06:13

Just had a moment to check out that 1973 awards presentation. The back and forth between Graham Hill and Jackie Stewart is a scream, worthy of Peter Cook and Dudley Moore in their prime. How different and spontaneous the characters of earlier years were, or at least could be, from the wooden PR men of today ("It's a great feeling to get a result and the team did a wonderful job.")

Barry Kalb

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Posted 12 December 2004 - 06:59

The problem with the award lately is it goes to some PR tool of the moment. If it was closer to Euro2004 Rooney would have locked it up already.

#13 Vitesse2

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Posted 12 December 2004 - 11:38

Originally posted by bkalb
Just had a moment to check out that 1973 awards presentation. The back and forth between Graham Hill and Jackie Stewart is a scream, worthy of Peter Cook and Dudley Moore in their prime. How different and spontaneous the characters of earlier years were, or at least could be, from the wooden PR men of today ("It's a great feeling to get a result and the team did a wonderful job.")

Barry Kalb


That double act was a feature of the programme several times, Barry! I can't remember if it was every year, but certainly 1971 as well. Did you also watch the quick "season review", which included Scheckter's shunt at Silverstone and a few shots of JYS at the Ring? There was also a quick sight of a rather nervous-looking David Purley after a mention of Roger Williamson .... about nine minutes into the programme.

#14 Roger Clark

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Posted 12 December 2004 - 12:52

Originally posted by LittleChris
Well I voted for Michael Rutter on the basis that he was 2nd in British Superbikes, and also raced in most of the imprtant road race meetings including winning Macau. Plus he's got a bit of a personality which is more than can be said of 99% of the fuckwits that'll get free publicity (paid for by my licence fee ) such as Wayne Rooney ,Paula Radcliffe and a host of rugby playing thugs or cricket/golf playing bores!!.


Originally posted by Ross Stonefeld
The problem with the award lately is it goes to some PR tool of the moment. If it was closer to Euro2004 Rooney would have locked it up already.


Is anybody going to bet against Kelly Holmes? And is anybody going to say she doesn't deserve it?

#15 Tim Murray

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Posted 12 December 2004 - 17:47

IMHO no-one deserves it more than Kelly, and if she doesn't win it will be a travesty of justice. Mind you, I felt the same way about James Hunt in 1976, and then they went and awarded it to some ice skater chappie. :cry:

#16 Gary C

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Posted 13 December 2004 - 00:57

if you check out the newest Jackie Stewart (produced by Mark) video, in there is included snippets from (I think) both the 1969 and 1971 SROTYs featuring JYS & Mr.Hill. And in sparkling quality too!