Talk:Frank Bough

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Is he stil married to Nesta Howells? F W Nietzsche (talk) 00:18, 24 December 2008 (UTC)


This article states he had a liver transplant in 2001 after cancer was found. It doesn't make it clear if the cancer was actually in his liver (rather than simply near to it and/or likely to spread there); if there was cancer in his liver, he is very lucky to be alive: it is rare to survive it; the large majority of people diagnosed with liver cancer (both primary and secondary) are dead within a year of diagnosis. F W Nietzsche (talk) 00:18, 24 December 2008 (UTC)

Oswestry Town FC[edit]

I heard that he once played for Oswestry Town. Does anyone know if this is in fact true? I'll see if I can find any citations anywhere Martyn Smith (talk) 18:29, 26 April 2009 (UTC)

boasting to Fern Britton about the size of his penis[edit]

An editor undid my addition relating to the story about Frank Bough chatting up the prominent daytime TV personality Fern Britton and boasting about the size of his penis as "unconstructive." The edit was made immediately, and given the time involved, there can have been no opportunity for reflection on his part.

I would like to respectfully disagree. The story, which is contained in Fern Britton's book and reported in The Times, is illustrative of the man's attitude and values, and adds to an understanding of wider events reported in that section of the Wikipedia entry, and of contemporary social mores, especially in the context of the television industry in the United Kingdom of the time. If the entry includes mention of Frank Bough's penchant for cocaine and cross-dressing there is certainly legitimate scope for illustrating his chat-up technique. (talk) 18:43, 3 December 2009 (UTC)


This article is interesting but seems disjointed and appears to contain mistakes and omissions. Bough went to London in 1964 principally to replace Peter Dimmock on Sportsview. His biggest early triumph was his role as main London presenter for the 1968 Mexico Olympics while Coleman did mainly the athletics commentary from the venue. Also Bough's last spell on Grandstand was over the summer of 1982 and he was succeeded by Des Lynam not Coleman whose last Grandstand was the Cup Final of that year. Without sources I've merely corrected the common mistake about the early name of Look North.Jcb336 (talk) 20:58, 21 September 2011 (UTC)


it's OR, & trivia, but it wants recording somewhere, no pun intended...

during live tv shows in the 60s & 70s & early 80s, VT inserts were played on the somewhat cumbersome but state-of-the-art 2" VTRs that took upwards of five seconds to lock up & be stable enough to cut to air. this made life very difficult for a director, who wouldn't know precisely when to tell the VT operator to run the machine while bough wrapped up a largely off-the-cuff link from the studio. knowing this, bough would estimate the moment when he had approximately six or so seconds of stuff left to say, & discreetly click his biro in shot. the VT operator would see this & run the tape. genius.

duncanrmi (talk) 16:50, 10 September 2017 (UTC)