BBC One to air Barry Davies documentary

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Legendary commentator Barry Davies will be the subject of a special BBC One documentary as he takes to the microphone at Wimbledon for the final time after more than 50 years at the corporation.

Barry Davies: The Man, The Voice, The Legend airs on BBC One on Wednesday, 4 July at 10.45pm and celebrates some of the iconic occasions featuring his unmistakeable voice, including World Cup, FA Cup and Wimbledon finals, Olympic golden moments and The Boat Race, to name but a few.

Davies will reflect with Sue Barker on his outstanding career as the voice of sport during more than 50 years at the BBC.

Colleagues such as fellow commentator John Motson and footballing legends Gary Lineker, Rio Ferdinand and Alan Shearer will share their memories of Davies’ most famous commentaries.

Other high-profile stars from a variety of sports also have their tales to tell of him, including Sir Matthew Pinsent, Jayne Torvill, Sean Kerly and Kate Richardson-Walsh, while the programme also hears about Davies away from the mic, from his devoted wife and children.

Davies will be part of the BBC commentary for the final time at this year’s Wimbledon Championships, which runs from 2-15 July.

Barry Davies: The Man, The Voice, The Legend airs on BBC One – Wednesday 4 July, 10.45pm.

‘I’m nervous about it being my last Wimbledon, but I’ve been a lucky so-and-so’
Barry Davies on hanging up his microphone at the age of 80 (Daily Mail)

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