Murray Walker

British motorsport commentator and journalist

Graeme Murray Walker (10 October 1923 – 13 March 2021), known as Murray Walker, was an English Formula One motorsport commentator and journalist. For most of his career he worked for the BBC, but when it lost the contract for Formula One coverage to ITV, he continued commentating after the change of broadcaster.[1]

Murray Walker OBE
Walker in 2009
Graeme Murray Walker

(1923-10-10)10 October 1923
Hall Green, Birmingham, England, UK
Died13 March 2021(2021-03-13) (aged 97)
Fordingbridge, Hampshire, England, UK
Cause of deathLymphoma
Alma materHighgate School
Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst
Years active1948–2020
EmployerBBC Sport (1976–96, 2009–2020)
ITV Sport (1997–2001)
Spouse(s)Elizabeth Walker

Walker was born Graeme Murray Walker in Hall Green, Birmingham, Warwickshire on 10 October 1923.[2]

Walker was diagnosed with lymphoma in 2013.[3] He died on 13 March 2021 in Fordingbridge, Hampshire at aged 97.[4][5]


  1. "Murray Walker: Life in the fast lane". BBC SPORT. 2 June 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-05.
  2. Walker, Murray (2002). Unless I'm Very Much Mistaken. London, UK: Harper Collins. ISBN 0-00-766373-0.
  3. "Murray Walker expects to survive blood cancer and six months of intensive chemotherapy". The Telegraph.
  4. "Formula 1 Commentary icon Murray Walker dies aged 97". 13 March 2021. Archived from the original on 13 March 2021. Retrieved 13 March 2021.
  5. "Murray Walker: Formula 1 broadcasting legend dies at 97". BBC Sport. 13 March 2021. Archived from the original on 13 March 2021. Retrieved 13 March 2021.

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