01 June, 2007

"Our intention is to put the fun right back into them"

A shoo-in for the dreariest sporting TV theme ever written is the lamentable effort mustered by BA Robertson for the 1986 Commonwealth Games. Here's a BBC continuity announcer giving a suitably lacklustre announcement to the aforementioned dirge, followed by Des Lynam - in an impressively branded V-necked blue jumper - bemoaning all those who have contrived to "take the fun" out of the tournament. He may as well have added Mr Robertson's name to the list.

Thanks to Chris Hughes for tracking this down.

1 comment:

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Hilariously, this now looks less like genuine archive footage than it does the sort of deliberately half-arsed parody 'opening titles' that would have introduced a Smith And Jones sketch around the same time...