Graeme Murray Walker OBE (10 October 1923 – 13 March 2021) was an English motorsport commentator and journalist. He provided television commentary of live Formula 1 coverage for the BBC between 1976 and 1996, and for ITV between 1997 and 2001. During his 23-year run as full-time commentator, Walker became known for his animated enthusiasm, authoritative voice and comical blunders – dubbed "Murrayisms" by fans – during live races. His commentary voice has been likened to a "screech and resembles a 500cc engine being revved up". He retired from full-time commentary after the 2001 United States Grand Prix, but returned to broadcasting part-time in 2005 and made occasional appearances on the BBC, Channel 4 and Sky Sports F1.
Links to Peel
Peel often played Murray Walker's commentary of the TT Races between songs on some of his shows, initially as a preparation for his visit to the Isle Of Man to see the Motor Racing event, which he went with Andy Kershaw from 1991 until 1996, when JP's wife Sheila had a brain tumour.
- 03 June 1995: 'Isle Of Man 1966 TT (Part 1) (LP-Isle Of Man 1966 TT)' (Sound Stories) (short intro)
- 19 June 1995 (BBC World Service): 1957 (LP - T.T. Highlights - Volume One: 1957-1964) Sound Stories
- 18 July 2001: Some moments from the TT races 1964-65