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Cricket Broadcasters: Test Match Special (Live)

Cricket Broadcasters: BBC Radio’s Test Match Special (Live)

Broadcaster Terry Wogan once said ‘Radio has a way of getting into people’s heads’. There is no better example as BBC’s Test Match Special; which has been broadcasting the highs and lows of the England cricket team for over 65 years. The chatter and banter heard by a nation often surpassed the cricket being played…
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How To Host a Corporate Quiz Event

How To Host a Corporate Quiz Event

Over three-quarters of the average UK workforce is not engaged in the organisations that they work for. Employee morale is one of the best ways to improve productivity and efficiency in your workplace. That’s why a corporate quiz event can help you bring your workforce together with a fun and impressive night of entertainment trivia…
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Barry Cryer: Friend, Funny & Fantastic

I knew Baz for over forty years, while writing on various comedy shows, bumping into him in TV Studio’s, events and the after dinner speaking circuit. We became close friends. The trips to his favourite pub (The Moon & Sixpence), the chat, stories and banter were simply wonderful. I will miss him tremendously. Jack Dee…
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Sean Lock: Comedian’s, comedian

Sean Lock was one of the UK’s most highly acclaimed and original comedians; His stand-up was the product of a hyperactive imagination combining hilariously surreal imagery and insightful observations on the human condition. He was probably best best known for his role as team captain on Jimmy Carr’s panel show ‘8 Out Of 10 Cats’…
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Jackie Mason

Jackie Mason – Rabbi Comedian

The prototypical borscht belt comedian, Jackie Mason deftly blended self-deprecating humility with abrasive arrogance to acutely dissect the differences between Jewish and Gentile culture. He made his name in Britain with his successful one man show, ‘The World According to Me!’ playing a number of weeks in London’s West End, the successful show having transferred…
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Get Paid to Speak: A Quick Guide to Becoming a Professional Speaker

As an aspiring public speaker, perhaps you’re wondering what to charge people to hear your words of wisdom. Tony Blair is reputed to be paid £2,000 a minute. How much ambition do you have? You have things to say, but you’re not quite sure how you get to say them in a room full of…
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6 Reasons to Have a Magician at Your Next Corporate Event

Are you looking for something to take your next corporate event up a notch? Then you should consider hiring a different style of entertainment to bring your event up to the next level. Keep reading to learn why hiring a magician for your next event is a great idea. 1. Make it Memorable With a Magician…
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Business: Re-Energise Conference 2020

As we enter a new decade, having been worn down by Brexit issues, facing fresh economic challenges. A Business group felt it was time to Re-Energise. Arranging an appropriately titled Business conference with four speakers ready to light the match and send us all into motivational orbit. Stress in Our Lives Psychologist Maria Paviour skipped…
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Famous Football Pundit Gaffes & Blunders

5 Famous Football Pundit Gaffes, Mistakes & Shocking Blunders

Brian Clough: Tomaszewski Gaffe In a must win World Cup Qualifier at Wembley in October 1973, England played Poland. Only a win for England would see them through to the World Cup finals in Germany the next year. Brian Clough was a pundit on ITV working on the match. Before the game he insisted the Poland…
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What Is a Keynote Speaker at a Conference?

Are you hosting a gathering or conference sometime in the near future? Do you want to find a way to make sure that whatever you plan resonates with your audience? A great keynote speaker can be just what you need to have a truly successful event. Curious about what one is and why you should have…
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Kevin Keegan: Love It!

Kevin Keegan was the special guest at the Sussex Cricket Foundation lunch at The Grand, Brighton. However, Kevin had to share top billing with the ICC cricket world cup trophy, so excitingly won by England in July. Thanks to the ECB for loaning such a converted trophy for the occasion. The event was supported by…
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Choosing the Perfect Guest Speaker for Your Event

There were 1.9 million meetings in the year 2016 alone. Out of all those events, how many had a guest speaker that bored the audience to tears? With so many meetings happening per year, you want to make sure that yours is one to remember. You need a brilliant guest speaker that will engage and inspire your audience. With…
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How to Get the Best From a Celebrity at Your Event

How to Get the Best From a Celebrity at Your Event

The excitement and buzz over a big event gathering can be grand. Adding a guest celebrity to that mix can make the entire ordeal electric. The trouble is how do you even begin to get a celebrity at your event? It won’t be easy but with enough effort and the right effort, you can do…
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How to Become a Good Motivational Speaker: Your Complete Guide

If you want to make a career as a motivational speaker, there could be a lot of professional opportunities available to you. Bosses often bring in motivational speakers to motivate their employees, which can be a lucrative professional opportunity. Other organisations and associations may also bring in motivational speakers for events or conferences. In order…
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Tyson Fury: Tribute to Ricky Jordan

Tyson Fury made a Grand Hotel entrance to pay tribute to Ricky Jordan a former amateur boxer who sadly left us after an illness. The evening raised funds for worldwide Boxing charity ‘WBC Cares UK’ who are dedicated to making a real positive difference to the lives of the UK’s younger generation, their families and…
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Frank Bruno: Knocks ‘Em Out! (Comicus in the Community)

The Change Foundation in association with The Berkeley Foundation have, in conjunction with local councils, been running the inner-city initiative called ‘Street Elite’ around London’s Tower Hamlets area. This is a ‘training for work’ initiative that uses sport, mentoring and youth engagement; to help young adults living on the edge of gangs and crime get a job…
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Freddie Starr: A Bright Star Has Gone Out

Freddie Starr was a very talented comedian, impressionist, singer and actor with an extra ordinary self-destructive side which was often present in his performances but even more prevalent in his personal life and on occasions dealing with professional staff and showbusiness executives. Frederick Leslie Fowell He was born Frederick Leslie Fowell in Liverpool, a carpenter’s…
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Jimmy Hill: Emergency Linesman

Jimmy Hill: Football Pundit & Emergency Linesman

Just imagine, there is no fourth official and the linesman gets injured in an important Premier League football match. No one in the crowd is a qualified referee. Who could replace him? Think. Gary Lineker runs on the pitch offering his services. Then Alan Shearer says ‘I’m available?’ Sounds completely ridiculous? Yet this scenario was…
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British Football History: Sky Sports, TV Pundits & Presenters

ITV’s exclusive TV football league contract finished at the end of the 1992 season. Since the mid 1980s, talk of a super league of elite English clubs had been frequently mentioned by various footballing bodies. As the 1990’s approached it became more of a reality. The English football clubs were now invited back into European…
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British Football: Potted History of TV Coverage & Punditry

British Football History: BBC & ITV, Commentators & Pundits

The more outspoken they were the more television valued them. The public would switch on not only because they liked what they saw. But also to hate what they heard. Television football coverage and punditry has changed dramatically with the times. It has developed through the need of audience, growth of technology and the mass…
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George Best & Bobby Moore: Thieves?

George Best & Bobby Moore were footballing icons in the sixties and seventies. Bobby picking up the World Cup in 1966 for England and George Best an instrumental part of the great Manchester United side that won the European cup in 1968. Best is still seen by some as arguably the greatest player to grace…
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George Best & Miss World

George Best & Miss World: The Marjorie Wallace Affair

‘She wanted me because I was George Best and I wanted her because she was Miss World. It wasn’t exactly a meeting of minds, it was a collision of bodies.’ – George Best George Best (1946-2005) finally walked out on Manchester United in January 1974, having done so twice before. Although one of the most…
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Bobby Moore: The Bogotá Bracelet Arrest Scandal

Bobby Moore: Bogotá Bracelet Arrest Scandal Revisited

In preparation for the 1970 World Cup in Mexico, one needed to check the England Esso coin collection was complete and the squad poster was neatly pinned to a teenagers wall. The England team left us with a song, ‘Back Home’ appearing on ‘Top of the Pops’ reaching number 1 in the charts on May…
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Comedy Nights @ The New Theatre Royal Lincoln

Comedy Nights @ The Theatre Royal Lincoln

The New Theatre Royal Lincoln starts their highly popular comedy nights; with some of the country’s leading stand up comedians performing at the beautiful Grade 2 listed Victoria theatre built in 1893. Comedy At The Theatre Royal, Lincoln Among some of the seasons stand out comics are Raymond & Mr. Timpkins & Geoff Boyz; back…
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