Previous
West Bromwich Albion
Manchester United
2:15 PM UTC
Game Details
AFC Bournemouth
Liverpool
4:30 PM UTC
Game Details
Heart of Midlothian
Celtic
12:30 PM UTC
Game Details
Bologna
Juventus
2:00 PM UTC
Game Details
Barcelona
Deportivo La Coruña
7:45 PM UTC
Game Details
RB Leipzig
Hertha Berlin
5:00 PM UTC
Game Details
Next
West Bromwich AlbionWest Bromwich Albion
Manchester UnitedManchester United
2:15 PM UTC
Game Details
 By PA Sport

BBC TV football results reader Tim Gudgin dies at the age of 87

Tim Gudgin read the football results on BBC TV for more than 15 years.

Tim Gudgin, who read the classified football results on BBC television for more than 15 years, has died aged 87.

Gudgin's family told the BBC he died peacefully at home on Nov. 8.

He retired in 2011, having taken over the job of fronting the results service in 1995 following the death of Len Martin.

After finishing National Service in 1950, Gudgin joined BFN Radio in Germany as a newsreader and occasional sports reviewer before becoming a studio manager for the BBC European Service when he returned to the UK.

He also had a stint as public relations consultant in the Isle of Man before, in 1976, joining BBC's Grandstand sports show, where he read out the horse racing and rugby results during the "Final Score" programme.

Gudgin's distinctive tones made his voice instantly recognisable to a generation of viewers.

A week before his 82nd birthday, he read his final set of classified results for the BBC and said: "It is a triple reason why I am going: age, distance -- I am down on the south coast and the team is going to be up in Salford -- and my granddaughter's wedding in Australia, which I have to be there for."

Gudgin's funeral will be held at Chichester Crematorium on Nov. 20.

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.