No posts for a week or so partly through laziness, but also because I’ve been distracted, more than I was expecting to be, by the Olympics. There have been some amazing, and sometimes moving, performances so far. But the one that has stayed in my mind has not been by an athlete, it has been the work of BBC presenter Clare Balding.
You will recognise her as the face of the BBC’s horse-racing coverage and she has always struck me as one of the more personable of the Corporation’s sports presenters. However, her presentation of the three day eventing competition in Hong Kong has been stand out superb. A better piece of passionate, informed, intelligent and professional broadcasting I haven’t seen for a long while. In particular, there was one, long and complicated, bit to camera she did which had to have been done in one take and required spot on timing.
I am not a follower of the equestrian sports by any means, but her approach to this event and those participating in it really brought it to life for me. Great stuff.
This content was originally posted on my old Process Guy blog.