Podcast 305: This is our Everest, Part Fifty-One – Sportsnight With Coleman, 1969

by | Aug 5, 2021

On the final free-to-air This Is Our Everest until who knows when, sponsored by Bacon and Mustard, Edward and Ian have been watching a very special edition of Sportsnight from May 1969, when the assembled dignitaries were trying to find a new BBC football commentator.

In addition to a potted history of the evolution of the Beeb’s football commentary pool, David Coleman giving a cameraman what for, Ed “Stewpot” Stewart and yet another appearance by Anglia TV’s Gerry Harrison; your heroes finally call out Gary Sprake on a 52-year old bit of shithousery, Larry Canning gets the arsehole and Idwal Robling quits his job at the toffee factory.

We also reveal the best way to never miss an edition of Trans World Sport as Ian admits he doesn’t know how to work his phone and we try and ascertain for sure whether or not Ian was molested during his time in the Boy Scouts, with only a website and three dozen greyhounds for assistance.

There’s news of a new campaign we thought of that is actually quite good and there’s news about the future direction of the Twohundredpercent podcast which will no doubt have you heading here to subscribe in your droves.

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If you’d like to watch Sportsnight With Coleman, you can find it here.