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Murray Walker set for stage show

Murray Walker to play himself in Roary the Racing Car stage show
F1 commentary legend Murray Walker is to make a return to commentating duties – in a 90-venue tour for the children's TV show Roary the Racing Car.

Walker, known for years as the voice of F1, will play himself in an animated section of the stage show as he commentates on a race for the Silver Hatch circuit. Walker appears alongside Sir Stirling Moss – who will narrate the show – wile the comedian Peter Kay will voice the part of mechanic Big Chris.

"This is the first time that I will appear on stage, albeit in animation form," he said. "I now feel that I have achieved fame at last."

Show produced Gregg Lynn told the Press Association that Walker was the ideal person to fill the role.

"Walker's excitable commentary style was deemed perfect for the fast-paced adventures set at Silver Hatch race track," he said. "In true Murray format, the stage show is peppered with Murrayisms, and at 87 years, he's definitely still got it."


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Forum Flibbertyjibbets - Unregistered

January 31, 2011 1:42 PM

or alternatively, "definately NOT got it" After all, this is why us old school F1 fans loved Murray so much, his bungling enthusiasm was so far removed from the clipped "This is the BBC" plum-in-mouth motor sports commentary that preceded him (including incidentally, his father Graham) He enthused us with his vervre and, at the same time, made us feel as though WE were the experts through his legendary and regular buffoonery. Sadly today, where RACE fans are the minority and corporate tech geeks are in the ascendancy, the forums indicate that the likes of Mssrs Allen and Legard (who were clearly from the same MW school of over enthusiastic gaffery) are an unwanted intrusion amongst the requirement for accurate (and indeed boring) stats. Well, in DC, you have got what you wished for boys. I hope he makes you happy.



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