Des Ly­nam

The Irish Mail on Sunday - TV Week - - FOOD & DRINK -

was the BBC’s num­ber one sports pre­sen­ter in t the 80s and 90s, host­ing such shows as Grand­stand, Ma Match Of The Day and Sports Per­son­al­ity Of The Ye Year (right). Later he pre­sented pro­grammes where the com­peti­tors were rather more seden­tary: Co Count­down on Chan­nel 4 and a sports ver­sion of Mas­ter­mind on BBC BBC2. Des, now 71, most re­cently ap­peared on TV in 2011 when con­tribut­ing to doc­u­men­taries about the Wim­ble­don cham­pi­onships and for­mer F1 com­men­ta­tor Mur­ray Walker. This week he re­turns to our screens in Sports Per­son­al­ity Of The Year At 60 (above), which looks at the his­tory of the show.

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