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Frank Bough dies

Post by ClaretTony » Sun Oct 25, 2020 9:52 pm

I think anyone with any interest in sport knew about Frank Bough given all the years he covered sport for the BBC. His career abruptly ended due to his involvement with drugs & prostitutes but for over 20 years he was in our tv screens.

He’s died in a nursing home aged 87.

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Post by Herts Clarets » Sun Oct 25, 2020 9:59 pm

He was THE face of BBC sport in my youth. Grandstand with Frank v World of Sport with Dickie Davies on a Saturday. Later he became one of the first faces on Breakfast TV before the revelations of his use of drugs and prostitutes ended his career. RIP Frank Bough

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Post by Pimlico_Claret » Sun Oct 25, 2020 10:01 pm

Sad, tbh I thought he'd died a while ago. Definitely part of people's life, of a certain age.
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Re: Frank Bough dies

Post by Wile E Coyote » Sun Oct 25, 2020 10:04 pm

great presenter in his day.

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Post by ClaretTony » Sun Oct 25, 2020 10:05 pm

His first big role apparently was replacing Peter Dimmock on Sportsnight, the midweek show. Now you really do have to be of an age to remember Peter Dimmock.

Frank Bough was of his day but was an outstanding sports presenter.

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Post by Bosscat » Sun Oct 25, 2020 10:07 pm

RIP Frank Bough ....

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Post by Wile E Coyote » Sun Oct 25, 2020 10:08 pm

these types of host were famous throughout the country back when we only had 2 channels. the viewing public had no choice . far, far better than the multi channeled muck we have to trawl through now.

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Post by tiger76 » Sun Oct 25, 2020 10:17 pm

I've heard of Frank Bough despite him being slightly before my time, he was a character by all accounts. RIP Frank.

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Post by Wokingclaret » Sun Oct 25, 2020 10:17 pm

Up there with the very best.

Appeared on the Morecambe and Wise Christmas show too.

Who can forget Frank and Nesta Bough on the Holiday programme. He killed his own career

Nationwide

BBC Breakfast from the start
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Post by Vino blanco » Sun Oct 25, 2020 10:25 pm

I remember the debonair, moustacheod Peter Dimmock, he hosted the early BBC Sportsperson of the Year awards as well as Grandstand.

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Post by TVC15 » Sun Oct 25, 2020 10:43 pm

Yep regular on our TVs for years back in the day.

I remember how much I used to look forward to Sportsnight when it was on. I’m pretty sure it was not on that often so when you did get a midweek sportsnight it was genuinely exciting !

Compare that to the last couple of decades when you can get your fix of sport any time of the day every day of the year.

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Re: Frank Bough dies

Post by ecc » Mon Oct 26, 2020 12:33 am

Grandstand v World of Sport. Quality v rubbish.

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Post by Somethingfishy » Mon Oct 26, 2020 2:01 am

ecc wrote:
Mon Oct 26, 2020 12:33 am
Grandstand v World of Sport. Quality v rubbish.
I'm of the age i remember him from my younger youth. Grandstand and the BBC had all the main sports whereas World of Sport had the odd stuff....Well in my eyes anyway. It was only worthwhile for the wrestling before switching back over to watch the football results come in on the vidiprinter. That was at a time when he result wasn't really known and waiting in anticipation for the Burnley result to come up. Invariably it was a defeat at that time though :D
He disappeared rather suddenly from our screens with his misdemeanours. If he hadn't maybe we would never have had the great Desmond Lynam take over.
RIP Frank
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Post by Vegas Claret » Mon Oct 26, 2020 3:05 am

I just about remember seeing him on a few progs. RIP Frank

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Post by Quicknick » Mon Oct 26, 2020 6:23 am

I liked Frank Bough. Drugs and hoors; big deal.
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Re: Frank Bough dies

Post by bobinho » Mon Oct 26, 2020 7:04 am

Well, maybe not now quicknick, but at the time if you weren’t a high profile pop star or footballer, being involved in this type of behaviour was very unusual. Or at least being discovered was unusual.
Nowadays, it seems almost EVERYONE has a nose full of shite...

Anyway, RIP Frank Bough, another part of my youth gone.
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Post by AlargeClaret » Mon Oct 26, 2020 8:49 am

The epitome of old school bbc sport , the anticipation of a great days sport on Grandstand anchored by the affable smooth and very professional Bough is the stuff of great memories . The image of him coked off his tIts in full BDSM gear surrounded by a bevy of prossies was always gonna be tricky one for his career though

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Post by Cirrus_Minor » Mon Oct 26, 2020 9:14 am

Frank was one of 'the' faces of BBC. Apart from sports he was on Nationwide, BBC Breakfast and Holiday programmes. I think the end of his career was a bit a bit of car crash that kept the Sunday rags going for a few weeks. RIP.

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Post by Billy Balfour » Mon Oct 26, 2020 10:03 am

Quicknick wrote:
Mon Oct 26, 2020 6:23 am
I liked Frank Bough. Drugs and hoors; big deal.
Not such a 'big deal' when Bough portraited himself as having high moral standards. His hypocrisy was his downfall. He moralised on everything including kids comics.

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Post by lakedistrictclaret » Mon Oct 26, 2020 10:18 am

His first broadcasting assignment was when he was asked to co-commentate on a forces match by Gerald Sinstadt, who is still alive at 90.

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Post by Pstotto » Mon Oct 26, 2020 10:47 am

R.I.P. If only my career had been ruined by drugs and prostitutes!

"I thought it had?"

No.

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Re: Frank Bough dies

Post by Buxtonclaret » Mon Oct 26, 2020 10:53 am

One of the great faces of sporting media.
Not just anyone made it onto a Morecambe & Wise show, either.

R.I.P. Frank Bough

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Post by Burnley Ace » Mon Oct 26, 2020 10:56 am

Quicknick wrote:
Mon Oct 26, 2020 6:23 am
I liked Frank Bough. Drugs and hoors; big deal.
How times have changed! Nowadays it would be an exclusive Mea Culpa, 2 weeks in the celebrity wing of The Priory and then back to work.

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Re: Frank Bough dies

Post by ClaretCliff » Mon Oct 26, 2020 11:00 am

As a mark of respect his family has asked that everyone should wear a bask.
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Post by HahaYeah » Mon Oct 26, 2020 11:12 am

R.I.P Frank Bough.

Frank on the comedy greats - Morecambe & Wise show 1977

https://twitter.com/archivetvmus71/stat ... 87?lang=en

With Michael Aspel,Richard Baker, Eddie Waring etc. :geek:

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Post by AlargeClaret » Mon Oct 26, 2020 11:29 am

lakedistrictclaret wrote:
Mon Oct 26, 2020 10:18 am
His first broadcasting assignment was when he was asked to co-commentate on a forces match by Gerald Sinstadt, who is still alive at 90.
Perhaps they took a film in together after the match ...

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Post by CaptJohn » Mon Oct 26, 2020 11:31 am

Excellent TV presenter. I think that he was like so many others of his era and ilk, guilty of thinking that he was so famous he could get away with anything.

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Re: Frank Bough dies

Post by gawthorpe_view » Mon Oct 26, 2020 11:58 am

Cirrus_Minor wrote:
Mon Oct 26, 2020 9:14 am
Frank was one of 'the' faces of BBC. Apart from sports he was on Nationwide, BBC Breakfast and Holiday programmes. I think the end of his career was a bit a bit of car crash that kept the Sunday rags going for a few weeks. RIP.
If I remember correctly, the story broke on the day we played Wolves at Wembley in the Sherpa Van final.

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