David in his running days
Meet Rob Baldock
Rob is a very important man - he keeps the match commentary on air when the Sky Blues are playing on Saturdays.
Q: What's your name?
A: Robert James Baldock
A. Born in Gwent, Wales
Q: Star Sign?
Q: Joined the Beeb in?
Q: What has your career involved so far?
A: I have performed many duties during my time with the BBC - reporter, presenter, producer, Pudsey bear costume-wearer, equipment sabotager. Along with this work for the world's finest broadcasting organisation, I have also been employed by the government on a number of secret espionage missions and undertaken clandestine operations for the SAS, RAF, US Navy Seals and NASA. I combine these roles with teaching English in a secondary school, scriptwriting Hollywood vehicles for the likes of Johnny Depp and Bruce Willis, advising international banks on financial policy and performing what is now my fifteenth season as the man-in-the-studio for BBC Coventry & Warwickshire's Sky Blues Sport.
Q: What does your job involve?
A: It is my job to shape the wonderful sounds you hear on the air during Sky Blue Sport. The programme is a symphony of sport – I am the conductor.
Q: What do you like most about BBC Coventry & Warwickshire?
A: The fact that everyone is a friend - my colleagues at Priory Place, the great people of Coventry and Warwickshire who listen to and participate in our programmes, Colin T. Woodpecker, the guests in our studios. We all have a great time together. Except for the bloke we once had on non-award-winning and now no-more sports show Hawaii Five-nil talking about the World Squat Thrust Championships: I think he hated me.
Q: What's your favourite place in Coventry and Warwickshire?
A: Whichever 6’ 5” of space is being occupied by David Moorcroft.
Q: Who's your favourite person?
A: David Moorcroft.
Q: What's your favourite hobby?
A: David Moorcroft scrapbook and poster collection.
Q: Your favourite food?
A: The spirit of the country’s finest ever middle distance runner nourishes me.
Q: Your favourite drink?
A: Water – it’s surprisingly tasty.
Q: Favourite record?
A: Moorcroft’s 1982 world 5,000 metre record, which stood for five years.
Q: Favourite film?
A: David Moorcroft’s 1978 and 1982 Commonwealth Games Greatest Moments (not widely available on DVD, unfortunately).
Q: Give us a fascinating fact about yourself:
A: I once held the world squat thrust record
last updated: 05/11/07