Host – Colin Murray
Colin recently returned to BBC 5 Live to host the acclaimed BBC Radio 5 Live Saturday morning show Fighting Talk. Colin also anchors the BDO Lakeside World Darts Championship on BBC and Channel 4’s American Football Coverage.
Previously Colin had a popular and successful run with Talksport, deciding to leave the station following its purchase by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. He also used to host a popular Friday night sports preview show as part of 5 Live Sport, called Kicking Off.
A key member of the Beeb’s World Cup 2010 coverage in South Africa, he presented the main highlights, as well as two live games, while in the build up to the London Olympics he interviewed all living British Gold Medallists for 5 Live’s acclaimed ‘Gold Rush’.
He has maintained a written journalistic career, alongside his broadcasting. His first novel ‘A Random History of Football’, sold so well in hardback it went to paperback and he is widely published in the print media.Earlier on in his career he co-published his own cutting-edge music magazine Blank
Colin originally came to prominence on BBC Radio 1, hosting many shows and forging a successful partnership with Edith Bowman, eventually co-hosting the weekday afternoon slot ‘The Colin and Edith Show’. He won the coveted Sony Award for Music Broadcaster Of The Year during his final few years at Radio 1 when presenting the 10pm – midnight slot, indulging his love of Alternative Music; .
He began his career as a news reporter, cutting his teeth at the Ulster News Letter. He was crowned IPR Northern Ireland Entertainment Journalist of the Year 2002, and it was this journalistic ethos that helped him win another Sony Gold â€“ The Feature Award – for a documentary he made with All Out Productions entitled “The Trouble With Drugs”.
He also co-wrote and presented the BBC2 sports documentary The 85 Final: Davis vs Taylor.
Entertainment – Chris Turner
Don’t be fooled by the fresh faced teen appearance, it hides a bright mind and razor sharp wit.
Chris’s sharply written gags, assured stage presence and blisteringly quick improvised raps have established him as one of the best up-and-coming comics on the circuit.
His keen wit and intelligent wordplay have seen him rack up over a million views on YouTube; appear live on BBC Radio 2 and perform sold-out runs at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, where in 2012 he was shortlisted for Best Joke of the Fringe.
Chris regularly performs in comedy clubs the length and breadth of the country, as well as internationally, and is equally as assured as a feature act or an MC, skills he also brings to the corporate market.