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Behind the Microphone

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Hamish Percy chats to some of the UK's most successful sports broadcasters about their lives and careers to date. In each episode a different broadcaster discusses whether doing what they do was always the plan, how their careers have progressed and what it takes to be a successful sports broadcaster.

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Hamish Percy chats to some of the UK's most successful sports broadcasters about their lives and careers to date. In each episode a different broadcaster discusses whether doing what they do was always the plan, how their careers have progressed and what it takes to be a successful sports broadcaster.

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Behind the Microphone

Latest release on Sep 07, 2020

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The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

Updated by OwlTail 6 days ago

Warning: This podcast has few episodes.

This means there isn't enough episodes to provide the most popular episodes. Here's the rankings of the current episodes anyway, we recommend you to revisit when there's more episodes!

Rank #1: Gary Taphouse

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Sky Sports Football Commentator Gary Taphouse joins Hamish for this week’s episode. Gary has been a football commentator since he was studying at University and has been commentating for Sky Sports since 2005. Gary chats openly about his personal commentary horror stories, interview blunders and a whole lot more. Credit Bensound.com Spurs TV and Sky Sports.

Sep 07 2020

37mins

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Rank #2: John Murray

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BBC's Football Correspondent and the voice of BBC Radio 5 Live John Murray joins Hamish this week. John has worked for the BBC for over 26 years now and is without a doubt one of the best radio commentators there is. Whether it is commentating on a last minute winner in the Champions League or describing a crucial putt during the Ryder Cup, John has done it all and shares his experiences openly during this episode. With credit to Bensound.com and the BBC.

Aug 27 2020

28mins

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Rank #3: Hugh Woozencroft

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Host of the talkSPORT Kick Off Show Hugh Woozencroft joins Hamish for this weeks podcast. After completing a Masters in Sports Journalism from St. Mary's University, Twickenham Hugh went on to work for BBC Five Live and BBC Sport before freelancing for Sky, Premier League Productions and more. In this episode Hugh discusses his journey in sports broadcasting and discusses the importance of being adaptable.

Jul 16 2020

19mins

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Rank #4: Nick Heath

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Rugby commentator and content producer Nick Heath joins Hamish for this weeks episode. Nick discusses the wide range of skills one needs to succeed in sports broadcasting and the importance of understanding social media. Nick also recently achieved lockdown fame through his series of 'Life Commentaries' and is an ambassador for the Harlequins Foundation. www.rugbymedia.co.uk/nick-heath

Jul 10 2020

32mins

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Rank #5: Chris Jones

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BBC Rugby Union Correspondent Chris Jones joins Hamish in this weeks episode. Chris has worked for the BBC for 13 years now and performs a variety of roles in his job including commentating for BBC Radio 5 Live, writing articles for BBC Sport and hosting the Rugby Union Weekly podcast alongside Danny Care and Ugo Monye. With credit to Bensound.com

Jul 02 2020

32mins

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Rank #6: Emma Paton

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Sky Sports News Reporter/Presenter Emma Paton joins Hamish this week for another episode of Behind the Microphone. In this episode, Emma talks about her career journey to date and sheds a fascinating insight into all the different roles she undertook before she became a Reporter/Presenter which includes some brilliant stories along the way. Credit Bensound.com

Jun 20 2020

32mins

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Rank #7: Peter Drury

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The football poet and FSA's football commentator of the year. Peter Drury has commentated on it all, from the World Cup to the Premier League. He is renowned for his poetic and eloquent style of commentary which has delivered countless spine-tingling moments over the years, often better than the goal itself. With credit to BT Sport, Premier League productions and Bensound.com

Jun 11 2020

32mins

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Rank #8: Clive Tyldesley

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One of sports most iconic voices, Clive Tyldesley, ITV's senior football commentator, has commentated on numerous World Cup and Champions League finals. In this episode, Clive speaks to Hamish about the importance of serving your audience and what the new future of football might look like. With credit to ITV and Bensound.com You can purchase some of Clive's commentary charts from https://www.commentarycharts.com/

Jun 04 2020

29mins

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Rank #9: Miles Harrison

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One of Rugby Union's most famous voices, Miles Harrison, Sky Sports lead rugby union commentator since 1994 has covered some of the biggest games in recent years. He has covered six British & Irish Lions tours and seventeen European Champions Cup finals. In this episode, Miles speaks to Hamish about his career at the BBC, his transition to Sky and about his wonderful career as a commentator. With credit to Sky Sports and Bensound.com

May 21 2020

33mins

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