Sports reporter Garry Richardson celebrates 25 years on Today.
Garry Richardson has been presenting sport on Today since 1981, and is now in his 25th year. As he says, "they only gave the train robbers 20 years".
Garry has covered all the main sporting events for the programme including the Olympic Games and Wimbledon. During that time he has interviewed a galaxy of sports stars including Ali and Tyson from the boxing world, and the likes of McEnroe, Borg, Graf and Henman at Wimbledon. He also, famously, conducted an impromptu interview with the then US president Bill Clinton at Wimbledon during a rain break.
Garry says one of the strangest interviews he ever did was with the late Robert Maxwell. Mr Maxwell insisted on doing the interview in the back of his Rolls Royce. Garry was taken on a 20-minute journey before Maxwell was dropped off. The entrepreneur then instructed his driver to take Garry home in the Roller.
Garry is well known for giving racing tips on the programme, although he is worried that they never seem to come in. But then, as he himself admits "I honestly don't know the difference between a clothes horse and a rocking horse, but people do seem to enjoy hearing the selections".
Some of Garry's memorable moments:
Listen again to Garry taking part in 'An hour of Yesterday' discussion as part of the Radio Festival in 2004, talking about The Today Programme.
Garry Richardson waits and waits and waits for Brendan Foster.