Working as an analyst, said Austin Healey, “Your job is to tell the truth. You’ve got to be honest if you’re on television – people will spot a lie when they’re at home watching.”
It’s a long way from Pennine Radio to Eurosport’s Paris HQ near the banks of the Seine.
When Peter Hutton began his career as a 16-year-old sports presenter in Bradford, the explosion in rights fees and multichannel revolution that transformed the sports media landscape was still to come.
Further off still were the shifting sands of today’s global sports broadcasting industry, where the swirl of new technology and changing viewing habits mingle with the still potent pull of live sport.