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Frank Bough (IPA pronunciation of his last name: [bɒf]) (born Fenton, Stoke-on-Trent, England, January 15th 1933) is a British television presenter who specialised in sports programmes. For information on how to read IPA transcriptions of English words see here. ... Fenton is the name of several places: in the United Kingdom: Fenton, Staffordshire, England in the United States of America: Fenton, Iowa Fenton, Louisiana Fenton, Michigan Fenton, Missouri Fenton, New York Fenton Township, Michigan Fenton Township, Minnesota This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages... This page is about Stoke-on-Trent in England. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital London Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2005 est. ... January 15 is the 15th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1933 (MCMXXXIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... A television presenter is a British term for a person who introduces or hosts television programmes. ...


Career

Bough was educated at Oswestry Boys' High School, in Shropshire, England, and at Merton College, Oxford, reputedly being one of the last generation of undergraduates to be awarded a fourth class degree. He played football for the university against Cambridge, and carried out his national service in the Royal Tank Regiment. He married Nesta Howells (grand-niece of Rees Howells) after leaving the army in 1959. They have three children. Shropshire (abbreviated Salop or Shrops) is an English county in the West Midlands region of the United Kingdom. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital London Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2005 est. ... College name The House of Scholars of Merton Named after Walter de Merton Established 1264 Sister College Peterhouse Warden Prof. ... Football (soccer) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... National Service in the 20th century referred primarily to conscription for military service. ... The Royal Tank Regiment is a unit of the British Army. ... 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


He joined the BBC as an anchorman and reporter and in 1964 he began presenting the BBC Sports Review of the Year, which he would host for eighteen years. He also presented Sportsview, and in 1968 the BBCs flagship Saturday afternoon sports programme Grandstand. He went on to present the early evening news programme, Nationwide. The British Broadcasting Corporation, invariably known as the BBC (and also informally known as the Beeb or Auntie) is the largest broadcasting corporation in the world, employing 26,000 staff in the UK alone and with a budget of £4 billion. ... 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ... The BBC Sports Personality of the Year award has been given to one British sportsperson each year since 1954. ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... The British television sport programme Grandstand is one of the BBCs longest running sports shows, alongside BBC Sports Personality of the Year. ... Nationwide was a BBC current affairs television series broadcast on BBC One each weekday following the main evening news. ...


In 1977 Bough was memorably a guest on the Morecambe and Wise Christmas special, performing a song and dance routine in top hat and tails with the likes of Eddie Waring and Michael Parkinson, among others. The programme's recorded audience figures remain a British record. For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... Morecambe and Wise Morecambe and Wise were a famous British comic double act comprising Eric Morecambe OBE and Ernie Wise OBE. The act lasted four decades until Morecambes retirement, shortly before his death in 1984. ... Christmas or Christmas Day is an annual holiday that celebrates the birth of Jesus. ... Duke Ellington wearing a top hat. ... Tails may refer to: Tailcoat – a type of coat used in evening dress Miles Tails Prower – a video game character Tails – Lisa Loebs debut album This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Edward Marsden Waring (Eddie Waring) (February 21, 1910 - October 28, 1986) was a British sports commentator and television presenter. ... Michael Parkinson CBE (born March 28, 1935) is a British comedian, journalist and television presenter. ...


He was a roving holidaymaker in the BBC's Holiday programme; and made history as the first presenter of the BBC's inaugural breakfast television programme, Breakfast Time with Selina Scott. Breakfast Time was British televisions first national breakfast show, beating ITVs Good Morning Britain to the air by two weeks. ... Selina Scott (b. ...


In the early 1990s he was a presenter on London's LBC radio, staying on for the launch of London News Talk and moving to the News 97.3 service where he remained until 1996. See also 1990s, the band Germans dancing on the Berlin Wall in late 1989, the symbol of the cold war divide falls down as the world unites in the 1990s. ... LBC Radio (originally the London Broadcasting Company) operates two London-based radio stations, with news and talk formats. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ...


Private Life

Bough had a colourful private life which involved taking cocaine and wearing lingerie at sex parties. The cocaine allegations almost completely ended his television career, although he did briefly return to present ITV's coverage of the 1991 Rugby World Cup. He also made headlines after being found in an S&M brothel in 1992. Cocaine is a crystalline tropane alkaloid that is obtained from the leaves of the coca plant. ... Womens knickers, known in American English as panties Lingerie is a term, derived from the French language, for womens undergarments. ... ITV (Independent Television) is the name popularly given to the original network of British commercial television broadcasters, set up under the Independent Television Authority (ITA) to provide competition to the BBC. In England, Wales and southern Scotland, the network has been rebranded to ITV1 by ITV plc, the owners of... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For the World Cup that is contested in rugby league, see Rugby League World Cup. ... Flogging demonstration at Folsom Street Fair 2004. ... A brothel, also known as a bordello or whorehouse, is an establishment specifically dedicated to prostitution. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ...


In 1993, after his activities were regularly subjected to ridicule in monologues by Angus Deayton on Have I Got News For You, Bough was invited on to the programme as a guest and, to many people's surprise, he agreed. He was not ridiculed by Deayton this time, although Ian Hislop and Jo Brand made some light-hearted comments when a picture of a woman's legs in stockings were shown. Bough emerged from the recording as a good sport. 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... A monologue is a speech made by one person speaking his or her thoughts aloud or directly addressing a reader, audience or character. ... Gordon Angus Deayton (born January 6, 1956) is an English comic actor and television presenter. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... Hislop on the set of Have I Got News For You Ian Hislop (born July 13, 1960) is the editor of British satirical magazine Private Eye; a team captain on the popular satirical current affairs quiz Have I Got News for You and a comedy scriptwriter. ... Joanne Brand was born 3rd May 1957 in Hastings, East Sussex. ... A stocking is a close-fitting, variously elastic garment covering the foot and lower part of the leg, but usually not intended to conceal the leg. ...


Bough, a supporter of Sunderland football club, had a liver transplant in 2001 after Cancer was found. His name has entered Cockney rhyming slang: "I'm Frank Bough" meaning "I'm off". Sunderland Association Football Club is a football club based in Sunderland, on Wearside in the North-East of England. ... Liver of a sheep: (1) right lobe, (2) left lobe, (3) caudate lobe, (4) quadrate lobe, (5) hepatic artery and portal vein, (6) hepatic lymph nodes, (7) gall bladder. ... An organ transplant is the transplantation of a whole or partial organ from one body to another (or from a donor site on the patients own body), for the purpose of replacing the recipients damaged or failing organ with a working one from the donor site. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... Cancer is a class of diseases or disorders characterized by uncontrolled division of cells and the ability of these cells to invade other tissues, either by direct growth into adjacent tissue through invasion or by implantation into distant sites by metastasis. ... Cockney rhyming slang (sometimes abbreviated as CRS) is a form of English slang which originated in the East End of London. ...


He now lives in quiet retirement in Holyport, Berkshire. Holyport is a village about 2 miles south of Maidenhead in Berkshire, England. ... Berkshire (IPA: or  ; sometimes abbreviated to Berks) is a county in England and forms part of the South East England region. ...


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Frank Bough - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (442 words)
Frank Bough (surname pronounced "Boff") (born Fenton, Stoke-on-Trent, England, January 15th 1933) is a British television presenter who specialised in water sports programmes.
Bough was educated at Merton College, Oxford, reputedly being one of the last generation of undergraduates to be awarded a fourth class degree.
Bough, a supporter of Sunderland football club, had a liver transplant in 2001.
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