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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.

Shows Played

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ISLE OF MAN 1966 TT SIDE ONE

1995
2001

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