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Brendan Foster: A Life in Athletics

A look at the career of Brendan Foster, who retired after 37 years as one of the country's most popular sports commentators following 2017's World Athletics Championships.

A look back at the career of Brendan Foster, who retired after 37 years as one of the country's most popular sports commentators following 2017's World Athletics Championships. The former European 5,000m gold medallist and Commonwealth 10,000m champion began his commentary career in 1980 and has gone on to cover nine Olympic Games for the BBC.

45 minutes

Last on

Sat 13 Jan 2018 15:30

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:01

    Wilson Pickett

    Land Of A Thousand Dances

  • 00:03

    T. Rex

    Children of the Revolution

  • 00:07

    Led Zeppelin

    When The Levee Breaks

  • 00:08

    Faces

    Stay with Me

  • 00:09

    Jackson Sisters

    I Believe In Miracles

  • 00:12

    David Bowie

    The Jean Genie

  • 00:14

    Roxy Music

    Love Is the Drug

  • 00:16

    The Who

    Baba O'Riley

  • 00:21

    Electric Light Orchestra

    10538 Overture

  • 00:28

    Naughty Boy

    Runnin’ (Lose It All) (feat. Beyoncé & Arrow Benjamin)

  • 00:32

    Agnes Obel

    Familiar

  • 00:34

    Tears for Fears

    Everybody Wants To Rule The World

  • 00:37

    Mark Knopfler

    Going Home (Theme of the Local Hero)

  • 00:39

    London Grammar

    Big Picture

Broadcasts

  • Sat 29 Jul 2017 13:15
  • Sun 13 Aug 2017 23:45
  • Mon 14 Aug 2017 00:45
  • Sat 13 Jan 2018 15:30