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Sporting Gaffes (BBC Audio) [Audiobook] [Audio CD]

John Inverdale
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
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29 Sep 2008 BBC Audio
A hilarious collection of BBC broadcasting blunders presented by John Inverdale. There are no gaffes like sporting gaffes. In the excitement of the moment, and live on air, commentators and sports personalities can say the most amazing and the silliest things. This compilation includes slips-of-the-tongue and scrambling of words which produce gales of laughter from the commentary box - and those listening in. There's the hysteria of an overexcited Colombian football commentator, as well as Brian Johnston's unforgettable 'leg-over' gaffe, not to mention a whole host of laugh-out-loud moments involving tennis, racing, boxing and almost every other major sport under the sun. All the classic moments are here, together with some surprises, in this quick-fire collection which is a must for every sports fan.

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Product details

  • Audio CD
  • Publisher: BBC Audiobooks Ltd (29 Sep 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 140840124X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1408401248
  • Product Dimensions: 12.6 x 13.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 324,356 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Oh, the memories... 26 May 2009
Format:Audio CD
When I was a little guy we had this on tape and we always listened to it in the car, wherever we went. I was maybe six(ish) years old and thought it was brilliant. Now, listening to it all over again I laughed at where I had and at new jokes (the ruder ones).

For those who are not entirely sure what this is, it's a collection of mistakes made pre-recorded and live on air. It is so funny I cannot begin to describe and even if I do I can never to it justice. Highlights include British football commentators suffer a series of unfortunate events, foreign football commentators going crazy, a recording of a sports reporter in a race/rally car and a collection of Brian Johnston's stories and mistakes.

A hearty recommondation to sports fans, those who have a long car journey coming up and everyone else to fancies a laugh. Because even if you do not care for sport at all, you will laugh.

One thing I will say is that there was a sequal to this (that is being re-released in September) and as a result I cannot remember if some of the clips missing from this CD actually are missing and this is an abridged edition or whether the missing clips are not actually missing and they are just on the other CD. I point this out because one of my favourite moments are the race horse results with the horses "Lord Podgsky", "Roger the Butler" and "Lord Spuffington". This is not on this CD but it may be on the next one. I hope it is. But this CD still is one of the funniest things ever commited to tape.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars very funny 20 Nov 2010
Format:Audio CD
Good collection of sports humour. Covers a variety of sports which may or may not interest you. A rather short compilation.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The best can be the worst 25 Feb 2011
Format:Audio CD
The material has appeared at least once before on radio but it is very funny and good to have on CD where you can skim where you want to. Still funny after lots of hearings, though.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A lot of fun! 4 Mar 2014
By ph2009
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Most of the items on this are great and make you laugh. Esepcially good to listen to whilst driving or sitting in a queue of traffic. Each item is a separate track making it easier to get to, assuming your CD player has >25 track notification!!

A good item and a worthy present for anyone who likes to listen to commentaries rather than watch sport on TV; there are a few!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious!! 14 Nov 2013
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Had a copy of this on cassette and the children loved it when we were in the car. Just had to buy the CD to enjoy the laughter again
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