"We've already missed the football results on Sports Report"

 Sports Report, which is still broadcast weekly on BBC Five Live, is one of the longest-running programmes on BBC Radio, having started on the Light Programme in the first week of 1948. It runs from 5pm-6pm on a Saturday evening to provide the football results and reports from the grounds. At the time of this story, the programme was presented by Irish broadcaster Eamonn Andrews (1922-1987), originally a boxing commentator who by this time had also become a regular television face, hosting such favourites as What's My Line and This is Your Life. 


Click on the radio below to hear the famous, long-running theme tune for Sports Report.