Chapters: Sid Waddell, Olly Croft, Barry Hearn, Martin Fitzmaurice, Tony Green, Stuart Pyke, John Gwynne, Russ Bray, Dave Lanning, Jack Price. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 37. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trialMoreChapters: Sid Waddell, Olly Croft, Barry Hearn, Martin Fitzmaurice, Tony Green, Stuart Pyke, John Gwynne, Russ Bray, Dave Lanning, Jack Price. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 37. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge.
Excerpt: Sid Waddell (born 10 August 1940 in Alnwick, Northumberland) is a British born sports commentator and television personality. The son of a Northumberland miner, he attended King Edward VI School (KEVI), Morpeth, and he went on to obtain a scholarship to St Johns College, Cambridge, where he graduated with a degree in modern history. He currently lives in Pudsey, Leeds.
Shortly after finishing University, Waddell joined Granada Television working with Michael Parkinson on local news programmes. In 1968 he moved to Yorkshire Television where he created the show Indoor League which featured various pub games including darts. Between 1968 and 1974, he was a producer for over 600 editions of local news programme, Calendar. In 1976, he switched to the BBC and his prior experience with televised darts helped him to become one of the commentators on the first World Professional Darts Championship when it began in 1978.
He stayed with the BBC until 1994. During his time with the BBC, Waddell penned ten episodes of a successful childrens television series, Jossys Giants in 1986. He was also the writer of two series of another childrens show Sloggers which ran from 1994 to 1996. he also devised the ITV network childrens series The Flaxton Boys a historical derring-do that ran for three years from 1969.
His credits also include working with the eccentric scientist Magnus Pyke and was Alan Whickers producer on Whickers Women in 1972. He worked on The Russell Harty Show and in 1993 did a series for Tyne Tees Television called Waddells World in which he was a butler to a posh Tweed...More: http: //booksllc.net/?id=394372