Garry Richardson has been a mainstay at the BBC for nearly 45 years.
Garry is best known for his witty sports reports and interviews on Radio 4’s prestigious ‘Today‘ programme.
Garry has featured on the programme for the past 37 years and is now the longest-serving member of the team.
A new venture in 2019 will see Garry appearing on stage in a show called “Wireless Wise” where he will be teaming up with the veteran broadcasters Sir Richard Stilgoe, Barry Cryer and Reverend Richard Coles.
He also presents ‘Sportsweek‘ on Radio 5 Live and has also presented his own comedy show – ‘Look Away Now‘.
He is a regular contributor on BBC Television and has reported on 7 Olympics for the BBC.
In 2007, Garry was awarded radio’s equivalent of an Oscar – a ‘Sony Gold Award‘ for his ‘Sportsweek’ programme.
He has also won ‘Best Sports Magazine Programme‘ from the National Union of Journalists.
Garry’s speech is an entertaining mixture of stories and anecdotes from his life in broadcasting, which includes a selection of his most notable interviews such as the time he interviewed President Bill Clinton in Wimbledon’s royal box, in front of 18,000 tennis fans sitting under umbrellas and 10 million viewers on BBC 1!
Garry has interviewed the ‘Who’s Who’ of sport and showbusiness including Muhammad Ali, Sir Stanley Matthews, Tiger Woods, Ben Stiller, Ronnie Barker, David Beckham, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Ken Dodd, John McEnroe, plus many many more…
Garry was once given a ‘friendly punch’ by Nelson Mandela and was nearly ‘shot down’ in an army helicopter while flying over a war zone. These are stories that are guaranteed to captivate any audience
Over the past three decades, Garry Richardson has performed to an extensive mixture of clients on the after-dinner circuit. He believes that his popularity as a speaker is down to his material.