UK time is: 06:24:33
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

City Fan: TV & Radio Broadcaster With 50 Years In

Love him or hate him but TV, radio presenter and Manchester City supporter, Stuart Hall celebrates 50 years in the broadcasting business.

To mark the occasion the BBC are to broadcast a live two-hour show on BBC Radio 5 Live. The aforementioned company will devoted the show to the TV and radio host, famous for presenting long-running game show 'Its A Knockout' later this month.

I for one remember watching Look North, the BBC's regional news and current affairs programme way back in the early 1970's and I recollect being gutted when my parents moved my brother and I north of the border to began a new life. It was an end of an era, or so I thought as I remember Stuart's persona and delightful personality in front of the camera was second to none. But to my delight, Eddie Waring ( BBC's Rugby League commentator and legend at the time) and Stuart Hall were to become nationwide household favourites when they began to do voiceovers for what was to become a national TV treasure - It's A Knockout.

A look back at the game show which originally ran from 1966 - 1982.



Hall, who will turn 80 on Christmas Day will feature on Five Live alongside friends and colleagues, including Coronation Street actor William Roache, Manchester City legends Mike Summerbee and Francis Lee and Liverpool star Graeme Souness.

The event, fronted by Mark Pougatch will take place at the City of Manchester Stadium, home of Hall's beloved Manchester City. The time and date for the broadcast are yet to be confirmed.

And finally...

Soccer Night, interview with Stuart Hall following his appearance in the video for Manchester City Blue by The Dandelion Clocks.



Bookmark and Share






Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The journalist

Writer: Tudor Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday December 10 2009

Time: 11:07AM

Your Comments

Ah yes, It's a knockout was side splittingly funny, but looking back to when i used to ***** my side at it when i was a kid, i don't know if i was laughing at the silly contestants in their ridiculous costumes or actually at the legend that is Stuart Hall trying to commentate whilst absolutely *****ing himself laughing and I've now come to the conclusion it was a certain Mr Hall without doubt, he seems to have gone a tad eccentric over the years but this just adds to his very unorthodox character, when i first saw an article on the beeb saying a tribute to the man himself i thought he had died, so I'm pleased to find that he is still alive and kicking with his charm and wit
SIR TROYSTER
Top bloke, and very, very fond memories of 'It's A Knockout'. If he commentated on City games, it would be brilliant LOL
BlueWolfie
A true legend however, I find he tends to ramble on a tad now. I suppose the same could be said for many who enter their twilight years.
Tudor
God. . . . .that brings back memories ie. Look North and It's a Knockout. Loved to watch Stuart, always had a smile on his face and his laugh was so infectious.
Thaibluefan
There are are more video clips via the forum (same headline). Just listening to Hall laugh makes cry with laughter. Brilliant.
Tudor
Stuart Hall, my inspiration!
Johnny Baguette
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Manchester City Articles

Pellegrini Praises Our Mozart (Sunday October 19 2014)

The Ped Report....City 4-1 Spurs (Sunday October 19 2014)

Team News: City v Tottenham Hotspur (Friday October 17 2014)

Looking For A Certain Goal Ratio (Thursday October 16 2014)

More Milner Murmurings (Thursday October 16 2014)

VMC News Round Up 12/10/14 (Sunday October 12 2014)

Pellegrini Didn't Lose Faith (Monday October 6 2014)

Archived Manchester City Articles

List All VMC Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Johnny Baguette 201
2. Skoorb 116
3. fifthcolumnblue 74
4. Bluedub 54
5. kennyclementstache 47
6. citizhun 40
7. CITYBOY1000 40
8. johnkelv 39
9. rojo2010 33
10. PhillyBlueMoon 29

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Man City 4 - 1 Spurs
Aston Villa 0 - 2 Man City
Hull City 2 - 4 Man City
Man City 1 - 1 Chelsea
Arsenal 2 - 2 Man City
Man City 0 - 1 Stoke

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Chelsea 8 7 1 0 +15 22
2. Man City 8 5 2 1 +10 17
3. Southampton 8 5 1 2 +14 16
4. West Ham 8 4 1 3 +4 13
5. Liverpool 8 4 1 3 +1 13
6. Man Utd 8 3 3 2 +3 12
7. Arsenal 8 2 5 1 +2 11

Breaking League News

Not Long For de Jong
» Newcastle : 20/10/2014 22:20:00
» WBA : 20/10/2014 21:51:00
Rate The Players: Stoke City 2-1 Swansea City
» Swansea : 20/10/2014 21:09:00
West Brom v United - Team Sheets
» Man Utd : 20/10/2014 19:04:00
A Look Back to A Saintly Beginning
» Southampton : 20/10/2014 18:37:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Your Favourite Kun Goal Against Spurs?
Suggested By:  Shaun Gloater
Agüero 13′ 51%
Agüero 20′(pen) 0%
Agüero 68′ (pen) 16%
Agüero 75′ 33%