Stuff Of Legends

Bryan Cooney talks to sport stars who will one day be remembered as legends.

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Bryan Cooney speaks to Eddie Turnbull, one of Hibernians' Famous Five.

Bryan Cooney talks to sport stars who will one day be remembered as legends. He speaks to Eddie Turnbull, one of Hibernians' Famous Five and a fearless player and ferocious manager.

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He speaks to Eddie Turnbull, one of Hibernians' Famous Five and a fearless player and ferocious manager.

Bryan Cooney speaks to Eddie Turnbull, one of Hibernians' Famous Five.

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Bryan Cooney talks to jockey Willie Carson, who rode nearly 4,000 winners.

Bryan Cooney talks to jockey Willie Carson, who rode nearly 4,000 winners.

Bryan Cooney talks to jockey Willie Carson, who rode nearly 4,000 winners in a career spanning 34 years, despite being bullied for his size and having to lose his Scottish accent.

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Bryan Cooney talks to jockey Willie Carson, who rode nearly 4,000 winners in a career spanning 34 years, despite being bullied for his size and having to lose his Scottish accent.

Bryan Cooney talks to jockey Willie Carson, who rode nearly 4,000 winners.

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Bryan Cooney talks Liz McColgan, who went from Dundee to the record books.

Bryan Cooney talks to Liz McColgan, whose determination, grit and do or die attitude took her from a difficult Dundee upbringing to the podium and the record books.

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Bryan Cooney talks to Liz McColgan, whose determination, grit and do or die attitude took her from a difficult Dundee upbringing to the podium and the record books.

Bryan Cooney talks Liz McColgan, who went from Dundee to the record books.

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Bryan Cooney talks to racing driver Sir Jackie Stewart, who is credited for transforming the safety of one of sport's most dangerous arenas.

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Bryan Cooney talks to racing driver Sir Jackie Stewart, who is credited for transforming the safety of one of sport's most dangerous arenas.

Bryan Cooney talks to racing driver Sir Jackie Stewart.

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Bryan Cooney meets some of our top sportsmen and women who today are thought of as great but history will judge them to be all time legends of their game.

Sitting in his home in the Scottish Borders former rugby star John Jeffrey explains how he could intimidate the opposition on the park.

Dubbed 'The White Shark' because of his distinctive blond hair, JJ as he was known to his team mates tells Bryan of his bravery or some would say recklessness in action and reveals the truth about a certain incident involving the Calcutta Cup.

Bryan Cooney talks to former Scottish Borders rugby star John Jeffrey.

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Bryan Cooney meets some of our top sportsmen and women who today are thought of as great but history will judge them to be all time legends of their game.

Sitting in his home in the Scottish Borders former rugby star John Jeffrey explains how he could intimidate the opposition on the park.

Dubbed 'The White Shark' because of his distinctive blond hair, JJ as he was known to his team mates tells Bryan of his bravery or some would say recklessness in action and reveals the truth about a certain incident involving the Calcutta Cup.

Bryan Cooney talks to former Scottish Borders rugby star John Jeffrey.

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Sir Henry Cooper tells Bryan Cooney about his boxing career including the time he floored Muhammad Ali.

He talks openly for the first time about the loss of his wife Albina and the recent death of his twin brother George.

Bryan Cooney talks to Sir Henry Cooper about his boxing career.

0203Sandy Lyle2010071520100718

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During the 1980's Sandy Lyle became one of our most successful golfers winning many tournaments including the 1988 US Masters in Augusta.

In the 1990's some of that magic seemed to disappear.

Sitting in his home in the Scottish Highland's Sandy talks to Bryan Cooney about the highs and lows of his career and his long held wish to be Rider Cup captain.

In this candid interview Sandy reveals his new found love of the game of golf on the Seniors circuit and gives Bryan an impromptu golf lesson.

Bryan Cooney talks to Sandy Lyle, the first British US Masters winner.

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Sir Chay Blyth is never happier than when he is battling against the winds and the ocean currents.

While still serving with the Parachute Regiment he first hit the headlines along with Captain John Ridgeway when they successfully rowed the Atlantic Ocean in a 20ft open boat.

Many adventures were to follow including the first solo circumnavigation of the world from east to west.

Bryan Cooney meets Sir Chay in his home near Hawick to hear about his many exploits at sea including his dramatic rescue after capsizing off Cape Horn.

Sir Chay Blyth tells Bryan Cooney about his extraordinary life on the ocean waves.

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"There's nothing wrong with the car, except its on fire".

Legendary racing commentator Murray Walker's unique style enthralled millions and conveyed his passion for motorsport while entertaining his many armchair fans.

Talking to Bryan Cooney from his home in Hampshire Murray talks about his passion for motorsport, from his radio days covering the Isle of Man TT races to Formula One.

In his day job in advertising Murray was associated with some of the best known slogans in the industry.

Now in semi-retirement Murray recalls some of the horrors he saw during his war service, the shocking accidents he witness on the race track and on a lighter note Bryan can't resist the opportunity to quiz him about those famous ' Murrayisms'.

Bryan Cooney talks to Murray Walker about his passion for motorsport.

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"There's nothing wrong with the car, except its on fire". Legendary racing commentator Murray Walker's unique style enthralled millions and conveyed his passion for motorsport while entertaining his many armchair fans.

Talking to Bryan Cooney from his home in Hampshire Murray talks about his passion for motorsport, from his radio days covering the Isle of Man TT races to Formula One.

In his day job in advertising Murray was associated with some of the best known slogans in the industry.

Now in semi-retirement Murray recalls some of the horrors he saw during his war service, the shocking accidents he witness on the race track and on a lighter note Bryan can't resist the opportunity to quiz him about those famous ' Murrayisms'.

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"There's nothing wrong with the car, except its on fire".

Legendary racing commentator Murray Walker's unique style enthralled millions and conveyed his passion for motorsport while entertaining his many armchair fans.

Talking to Bryan Cooney from his home in Hampshire Murray talks about his passion for motorsport, from his radio days covering the Isle of Man TT races to Formula One.

In his day job in advertising Murray was associated with some of the best known slogans in the industry.

Now in semi-retirement Murray recalls some of the horrors he saw during his war service, the shocking accidents he witness on the race track and on a lighter note Bryan can't resist the opportunity to quiz him about those famous ' Murrayisms'.

Bryan Cooney talks to Murray Walker about his passion for motorsport.

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Dame Mary Peters thrilled the crowds by winning Olympic gold in Munich in 1972.

Living in Belfast at the height of the troubles her training was often disrupted by acts of terrorism.

In conversation with Bryan Cooney Mary talks of the thrill of success at the Olympics and how she survived death threats back home in Northern Ireland.

Dame Mary Peters tells Bryan Cooney about Olympic success and surviving death threats.

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From a prefab in Edinburgh to Sandbanks, one of the most exclusive areas in Britain, football has been good for Graeme Souness.

In a colourful career that started at Tottenham Hotspur, Souness made a name for himself as a player at Anfield with Liverpool FC.

As a manager he found success at Rangers and often found himself in the media spotlight.

Many managerial positions followed and more recently Souness he has found success as a football pundit.

Talking to Bryan Cooney about the highs and lows of his life on and off the pitch Graeme talks openly about the good grounding given to him by his parents, the high life he enjoyed as a top player and the strains of management.

Graeme Souness talks about his career as a football player, manager and pundit.

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From a prefab in Edinburgh to Sandbanks, one of the most exclusive areas in Britain, football has been good for Graeme Souness.

In a colourful career that started at Tottenham Hotspur, Souness made a name for himself as a player at Anfield with Liverpool FC.

As a manager he found success at Rangers and often found himself in the media spotlight.

Many managerial positions followed and more recently Souness he has found success as a football pundit.

Talking to Bryan Cooney about the highs and lows of his life on and off the pitch Graeme talks openly about the good grounding given to him by his parents, the high life he enjoyed as a top player and the strains of management.

Graeme Souness talks about his career as a football player, manager and pundit.

talks about his career as a football player, manager and pundit.

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Pete Alliss has been broadcasting about golf for nearly fifty years but before that he was one of the countries most successful golfers having won 21 professional tournaments.

Talking in his Surrey home he tells Bryan Cooney about his life on and off the golf course.

Peter reveals that he's never met Tiger Woods and had a career in golf not worked out for him he thinks he'd have been a rather good detective.

tells Bryan Cooney about his colourful life on and off the golf course.

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Peter Alliss tells Bryan Cooney about his colourful life on and off the golf course.

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Bryan Cooney meets some of our top sportsmen and women who today are thought of as great but history will consider them to be all time legends of their game.

Jim Watt's first love was football but it was his career as a boxer that brought him international recognition.

Following a successful amateur career Watt turned professional and when he defeated Colombian Alfredo Pitalua in Glasgow in 1979 he became the world lightweight champion, a title that he successfully defended four times.

Chatting to Bryan, Jim recalls his early days in Glasgow.

He explains why he turned down the opportunity to compete at the Olympics and talks about how, after stepping out of the ring for the last time, boxing opened a new world to him as a respected boxing pundit.

Bryan Cooney talks to former boxer Jim Watt about his life in and out of the ring.

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Bryan Cooney meets some of our top sportsmen and women who today are thought of as great but history will consider them to be all time legends of their game.

Jim Watt's first love was football but it was his career as a boxer that brought him international recognition.

Following a successful amateur career Watt turned professional and when he defeated Colombian Alfredo Pitalua in Glasgow in 1979 he became the world lightweight champion, a title that he successfully defended four times.

Chatting to Bryan, Jim recalls his early days in Glasgow.

He explains why he turned down the opportunity to compete at the Olympics and talks about how, after stepping out of the ring for the last time, boxing opened a new world to him as a respected boxing pundit.

Bryan Cooney talks to former boxer Jim Watt about his life in and out of the ring.

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Bryan Cooney meets some of our top sportsmen and women who today are thought of as great but history will consider them to be all time legends of their game.

Jim Watt's first love was football but it was his career as a boxer that brought him international recognition.

Following a successful amateur career Watt turned professional and when he defeated Colombian Alfredo Pitalua in Glasgow in 1979 he became the world lightweight champion, a title that he successfully defended four times.

Chatting to Bryan, Jim recalls his early days in Glasgow.

He explains why he turned down the opportunity to compete at the Olympics and talks about how, after stepping out of the ring for the last time, boxing opened a new world to him as a respected boxing pundit.

Bryan Cooney talks to former boxer Jim Watt about his life in and out of the ring.

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Bryan Cooney talks to Barry McGuigan about the highs and lows of his boxing career.

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1/8 Barry McGuigan's popularity transcends the sport of boxing.

Growing up in Northern Ireland at the height of the troubles he first picked up boxing gloves at the age of 11.

In 1985 he achieved his dream and became Featherweight Champion of the World when he defeated Eusebio Pedroza and that same year he was voted BBC Sports Personality of the year.

Now a successful boxing commentator Barry's also appeared on the TV show Hell's Kitchen.

In conversation with Bryan Cooney, Barry talks about the highs and lows of his career and the importance of his family life.

He tells Bryan that as a 9 year old youngster he found a gold wedding ring which he gave to the love of his life, a ring that his wife still keeps to this day.

Bryan Cooney talks to Barry McGuigan about the highs and lows of his boxing career.

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2/4 Jim Baxter was one of Scotland's most talented footballers.

Starting work as an apprentice cabinet-maker he worked as a miner before beginning his professional career with Raith Rovers.

Moving to Rangers Football Club he was soon helping them fill the trophy cabinet.

Known as Slim Jim he played 34 times for Scotland.

Sports journalist Jim Black who was a close friend of Baxter's tells Bryan Cooney about the highs and lows of an extraordinary sportsman.

Bryan Cooney hears about the life of Scottish footballer Jim Baxter.

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2/8 Jim Baxter was one of Scotland's most talented footballers.

Starting work as an apprentice cabinet-maker he worked as a miner before beginning his professional career with Raith Rovers.

Moving to Rangers Football Club he was soon helping them fill the trophy cabinet.

Known as Slim Jim he played 34 times for Scotland.

Sports journalist Jim Black who was a close friend of Baxter's tells Bryan Cooney about the highs and lows of an extraordinary sportsman.

Bryan Cooney hears about the life of Scottish footballer Jim Baxter.

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2/8 Jim Baxter was one of Scotland's most talented footballers.

Starting work as an apprentice cabinet-maker he worked as a miner before beginning his professional career with Raith Rovers.

Moving to Rangers Football Club he was soon helping them fill the trophy cabinet.

Known as Slim Jim he played 34 times for Scotland.

Sports journalist Jim Black who was a close friend of Baxter's tells Bryan Cooney about the highs and lows of an extraordinary sportsman.

Bryan Cooney hears about the life of Scottish footballer Jim Baxter.

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3/8 Willie Aitchison has worked with many of our best known golfers helping them achieve success on some of the world's most challenging courses.

As a caddy Willie helped to improve the image and status of fellow caddies and he worked closely with golfers Robertso de Vicenzo and Lee Treveno.

Bryan Cooney hears how Willie's no nonsense approach earned him respect in the sport and he recalls how a gold ring given to him by lee Treveno helped save his life.

Bryan Cooney talks to caddy Willie Aitchison.

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Bryan Cooney talks to caddy Willie Aitchison.

3/8 Willie Aitchison has worked with many of our best known golfers helping them achieve success on some of the world's most challenging courses.

As a caddy Willie helped to improve the image and status of fellow caddies and he worked closely with golfers Robertso de Vicenzo and Lee Treveno.

Bryan Cooney hears how Willie's no nonsense approach earned him respect in the sport and he recalls how a gold ring given to him by lee Treveno helped save his life.

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4/8 With spectacular crashes and world titles to his name Barry Sheene was one of the few motorcycle racers to become a household name.

Winning titles from his early twenties he became World Champion in 1976 and again in 1977.

Surviving incredible crashes Sheene was able to exploit his fame and was a popular guest on chat shows and appeared in several television commercials.

His team mate and best friend Steve Parish tells Bryan Cooney about his special relationship with Sheene, recalls some of their exploits on and off the race circuit and lets Bryan into the secret of one of Sheene's best chat-up lines.

Steve Parrish tells Bryan Cooney about the life of motorcyclist Barry Sheene.

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Steve Parrish tells Bryan Cooney about the life of motorcyclist Barry Sheene.

4/8 With spectacular crashes and world titles to his name Barry Sheene was one of the few motorcycle racers to become a household name.

Winning titles from his early twenties he became World Champion in 1976 and again in 1977.

Surviving incredible crashes Sheene was able to exploit his fame and was a popular guest on chat shows and appeared in several television commercials.

His team mate and best friend Steve Parish tells Bryan Cooney about his special relationship with Sheene, recalls some of their exploits on and off the race circuit and lets Bryan into the secret of one of Sheene's best chat-up lines.

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For over twenty years Des Lynam was the BBC's main sports anchorman presenting Grandstand and Match of the Day along with major sporting events including the Olympic Games, Wimbledon and the Grand National.

Born in Ennis in County Clare Des was able to turn his passion for sport into a long career behind the microphone and in front of the camera.

Talking to Bryan Cooney about his passion for sport Des talks about his dealings with Sir Alex Ferguson, a confrontation with Brian Clough and reveals his love of stand-up comedy.

Bryan Cooney talks to one of our best-loved sports presenters, Des Lynam.

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5/8 For over twenty years Des Lynam was the BBC's main sports anchorman presenting Grandstand and Match of the Day along with major sporting events including the Olympic Games, Wimbledon and the Grand National.

Born in Ennis in County Clare Des was able to turn his passion for sport into a long career behind the microphone and in front of the camera.

Talking to Bryan Cooney about his passion for sport Des talks about his dealings with Sir Alex Ferguson, a confrontation with Brian Clough and reveals his love of stand-up comedy.

Bryan Cooney talks to one of our best-loved sports presenters, Des Lynam.

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6/8 Capped 60 times for Scotland Craig Chalmers has always been a controversial figure in the world of rugby.

A member of the Scotland team that famously beat England at Murrayfield in 1990 he played his part in securing the Grand Slam and the Calcutta Cup.

Described by presenter Bryan Cooney as a man who always speaks his mind, Craig talks about the real rough and tumble on the pitch and the illegal moves he's been subjected to.

They discuss the lengths players will go to win a match, the 'Bloodgate ' scandal involving the use of fake blood at his former club Harlequins and how his own behaviour may have hindered his progress as a coach.

Controversial Scottish rugby player Craig Chalmers talks to Bryan Cooney.

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Picking up a cue competitively as a young teenager Steve Davis became the first snooker millionaire and won the World Championship six times.

Still a successful player Steve's a respected commentator and pundit and is still passionate about snooker.

Talking to Bryan Cooney he explains about his drive and determination to get to the top, his love of gambling and success as a poker player and his relationship with the likes of fellow snooker stars Jimmy White and the late Alex Higgins.

Nicknamed 'interesting' by the satirical TV comedy series Spitting Image, Steve explains how he turned it to his advantage with greater public recognition, a book deal and lucrative exhibition matches.

7/8 Picking up a cue competitively as a young teenager Steve Davis became the first snooker millionaire and won the World Championship six times.

Still a successful player Steve's a respected commentator and pundit and is still passionate about snooker.

Talking to Bryan Cooney he explains about his drive and determination to get to the top, his love of gambling and success as a poker player and his relationship with the likes of fellow snooker stars Jimmy White and the late Alex Higgins.

Nicknamed 'interesting' by the satirical TV comedy series Spitting Image, Steve explains how he turned it to his advantage with greater public recognition, a book deal and lucrative exhibition matches.

Six-time World Snooker Champion Steve Davis talks to Bryan Cooney.

0308 LASTPeter Scudamore2011083020110904

8/8 Eight times champion jockey Peter Scudamore won a record breaking 1,678 times in his career.

Racing was in his blood, his father Michael rode nearly five hundred winners including Oxo in the 1959 Grand National.

Peter won his first race in 1979 and rode some of the best known horses of the era including Burrough Hill Lad and Corbiere before retiring after winning on Sweet Duke at Ascot in 1993.

Now a racing journalist and commentator Peter is also assistant trainer at a stables near Milnathort.

Talking openly to Bryan Cooney about his relationship with the trainers Martin Pipe and Jenny Pitman, Peter also discloses how he faces up to fear and why he thinks there are no good racing tipsters.

Champion jockey Peter Scudamore talks to Bryan Cooney about his extraordinary career.

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Bryan Cooney talks to Barry McGuigan about the highs and lows of his boxing career.

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Barry McGuigan's popularity transcends the sport of boxing. Growing up in Northern Ireland at the height of the troubles he first picked up boxing gloves at the age of 11.

In 1985 he achieved his dream and became Featherweight Champion of the World when he defeated Eusebio Pedroza and that same year he was voted BBC Sports Personality of the year.

Now a successful boxing commentator Barry's also appeared on the TV show Hell's Kitchen.

In conversation with Bryan Cooney, Barry talks about the highs and lows of his career and the importance of his family life. He tells Bryan that as a 9 year old youngster he found a gold wedding ring which he gave to the love of his life, a ring that his wife still keeps to this day.