Let’s Hear It For…James Alexander Gordon

Chris Wright

24th, July 2013


By Chris Wright


Sad news has broken today that BBC Radio Five Live’s long-serving “voice of the football results”, James Alexander Gordon, is to retire after 40 years on the wireless due to ill health.

Just as the voice of Tim Gudgin became synonymous with the classified results on television, Gordon’s gentle Scottish burr became a fixture at 5pm on Saturday afternoons in radio circles, thought the 77-year-old recently had surgery to remove his larynx after being diagnosed with throat cancer which has left his supremely soothing voice just too weak to broadcast.

“It’s with great sorrow that I have to give up the most exciting part of my career, the

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