The man behind the mic Walker’s golden track record
1923 Born Oct 10 in Hall Green, Birmingham
1945 Leaves Army having served as a tank commander, reaching the rank of captain
1948 Makes his first public broadcast at Shelsley Walsh hillclimb
1949 Employed by the BBC to work alongside father Graham at Isle of Man TT. They continue to work together until 1962.
1950 Commentates on first F1 world championship grand prix at Silverstone
1959 Marries wife Elizabeth
1962 Following death of father, becomes the BBC’s chief motorcycling commentator. Simultaneously works in advertising until the age of 59.
1978 Having done occasional F1 commentaries, goes full time for 1978 season
2001 Final F1 commentary at United States Grand Prix 2002 Releases autobiography, Unless I’m Very Much Mistaken
Broadcasting legend: Walker in 1963 (top), and today (left)