Issue 1522
commentatorballs “It’s not a name you’re likely to guess unless you know it”
KEN BRUCE
Radio 2

“Captain Tom has been awarded an England cricket team baseball cap”
JOHN MAGUIRE
BBC1

“The [Brazilian] mudslide engulfed everything in its wake”
Reporter
BBC1

“We’re in a position now with the Newcastle Utd takeover where it either will happen or it won’t”
GRAHAM BEECROFT
TalkSport

“There are very clear boundaries to this policy but what we do need… is greater clarity about exactly where those boundaries are”
MEL STRIDE
BBC1

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