Max Robertson (born August 28, 1915) is a former sports commentator, radio and television presenter and author. Events 475 - The Roman General Orestes forces western Roman Emperor Julius Nepos to flee his Capital Year 1915 ( MCMXV) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year He is best remembered for his forty years of tennis coverage on BBC Radio. Tennis is a sport played between two players ( singles) or between two teams of two players each ( doubles) BBC Radio is a service of the British Broadcasting Corporation which has operated in the United Kingdom under the terms of a Royal Charter since 1927
He was born in Dacca, Bengal but moved to England when he was seven years old. Dhaka (also known as Dacca ( Bangla: ঢাকা ɖʱaka is the Capital of Bangladesh and the principal city of Dhaka District. Etymology and ethnology The exact origin of the word Bangla or Bengal is unknown though it is believed to be derived from the Dravidian-speaking tribe Bang England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland In 1935 he left Clare College, Cambridge for an expedition to Papua New Guinea. Year 1935 ( MCMXXXV) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Clare College is a college of the University of Cambridge, the second oldest surviving college after Peterhouse. The city of Cambridge (ˈkeɪmbrɪdʒ is a university town and the administrative centre of the county of Cambridgeshire, England Papua New Guinea (or ˈpæpjuːə in Tok Pisin: Papua Niugini) officially the Independent State of Papua New Guinea, is a country in Oceania Afterwards he spent a few years in Sydney, where he worked as a schoolmaster. Sydney (ˈsɪdniː is the most populous city in Australia, with a Metropolitan area population of approximately 4 In 1937 Robertson got his first job in broadcasting with ABC. Year 1937 ( MCMXXXVII) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The Australian Broadcasting Corporation, commonly abbreviated to the 'ABC' is Australia's national public broadcaster. The first main tennis event he covered was the final of the Australian Open between Vivian McGrath and Jack Bromwich. The Australian Open is one of the four Grand Slam Tennis Tournaments held each year Vivian Erzerum Bede "Viv" McGrath ( 17 February 1916 &ndash 9 April 1978) was an Australian Tennis champion of John Edward Bromwich (born November 14, 1918 in Sydney NSW &ndash died October 21, 1999 in
Robertson returned to England in 1939 and spent the war years in the army. Year 1939 ( MCMXXXIX) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. He joined the BBC in 1946, covering not only tennis but also athletics, swimming, skiing and even sports he had no genuine interest in, like motor racing. Year 1946 ( MCMXLVI) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Swimming is the movement by humans or animals through Water, usually without artificial assistance Snow skiing is a group of sports utilizing Skis as primary equipment
His style of commentary was much livelier than what BBC listeners were used to in the pre-war years. It gained him enough popularity for BBC staff to give him other assignments. In 1953 Robertson became the first regular host of Panorama, which was not then the heavyweight current affairs programme it later became. Year 1953 ( MCMLIII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Panorama is the longest-running current affairs documentary series in the world From 1964 he presented the antiques programme Going for a Song. Year 1964 ( MCMLXIV) was a Leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar of the 1964 Gregorian calendar. Going for a Song was an antiques quiz show initially made by the BBC from 1965-1977 He was also a commentator at major news events like the funeral of King George VI in 1952 and the coronation of his daughter a year later. Year 1952 ( MCMLII) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. For the ship see RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Context States headed by Elizabeth II
During his long career Robertson made the occasional blooper. In the early 80's he was watching a Mens' Doubles match at Wimbledon, and was so impressed by the play of Peter Fleming and John McEnroe that he asked: "Who are they going to play in the final? Do we know yet?" To which his astonished colleague replied: "This is the final. This is a list of champions of the Wimbledon championships of the Gentlemen's and Ladies' Doubles competitions The Championships Wimbledon, or simply Wimbledon, is the oldest Tennis tournament in the world and is widely considered as the most prestigious Peter Blair Fleming (born January 21, 1955 in Chatham New Jersey) is a former professional Tennis player from the United States. John Patrick McEnroe Jr (born February 16 1959 is an American former World No Christine Truman Janes, MBE, (born on January 16, 1941 in Woodford Green, England) is a female former Tennis player from . . "
Max Robertson also wrote a number of books, mainly about sports and antiques, his best known work probably being "Wimbledon 1877-1977. " He retired in 1986 after describing Boris Becker's second Wimbledon victory: "Beckermania forever! Becker the Boy King last year, now King Emperor. Year 1986 ( MCMLXXXVI) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar) Boris Franz Becker (born 22 November 1967 in Leimen, West Germany) is a former World No . . ".
He currently lives in The Channel Islands and is married to the children's author and creator of the Wombles, Elisabeth Beresford. The Channel Islands ( Norman: Îles d'la Manche, French: Îles Anglo-Normandes or Îles de la Manche) are a group of Islands The Wombles are characters created by Author Elisabeth Beresford originally appearing in a series of children's novels from 1968 Elisabeth Beresford (also known as Liza is an author of children's books best known for creating the Wombles.