Desmond Michael LYNAM

Biography

Gender Male
Titles N/A
Birthdate 1942-09-17
Education Varndean GS Brighton, Brighton Business Coll (ACII)
Books & Publications Publications Guide to Commonwealth Games (1986), The 1988 Olympics (1988), The Barcelona Olympics 1992 (with Caroline Searle, 1992), I Should Have Been at Work! (2005)
Recreations golf, tennis, Brighton and Hove Albion FC, reading, theatre
Clubs N/A
Style Desmond Lynam, Esq, OBE
Career in insurance and freelance journalism until 1967; local radio reporter 1967-69, reporter, presenter and commentator BBC Radio 1969-78, presenter and commentator BBC TV Sport 1978-99 (incl Grandstand, Match of the Day, Cwlth and Olympic Games, World Cup and Wimbledon); presenter: Holiday (BBC TV) 1988-89, How Do They Do That? (BBC TV) 1994-96, The Des Lynam Show (BBC Radio 2) 1998-99, ITV Sport 1999-2004, Des Meets... (BBC Radio Five Live) 2004-05, We'll Meet Again (BBC TV) 2005, The World's Greatest Sporting Legend (Sky One) 2005, Des at Wimbledon (BBC Radio Five Live) 2005, Are You Younger Than You Think? (BBC TV) 2005, Countdown (Channel 4) 2005-06, Sport Mastermind (BBC TV) 2008, Touchline Tales (BBC Radio 4) 2010-; TV Sports Presenter of the Year (TV and Radio Industries Club) 1985, 1987, 1988, 1993 and 1997, Male TV Personality (Radio Times/Open Air) 1989, Sports Presenter of the Year (RTS Awards) 1994 and 1998, Richard Dimbleby Award (BAFTA) 1994, Broadcasting Press Guild Award for best performer (non-acting) 1996, BBC Viewers' Top Television Presenter on Auntie's All Time Greats a 60th Anniversary of the BBC 1996, Variety Club of Great Britain Media Award 1997, RTS Lifetime Achievement Award 2003
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