James Alexander-Gordon

James Alexander-Gordon

James Alexander Gordon is a radio broadcaster for BBC Radio Five Live. He brings the classified check of the football results every Saturday at 5 o'clock on Sports Report.

Gordon was born in Edinburgh in February 1936. During his youth he was paralyzed with polio and he spent a large part of his childhood in hospital. He worked in music publishing before joining the BBC in 1972, becoming an announcer and newsreader (mostly on Radio 2) until the early 1990s. In 1974 he followed in the footsteps of John Webster, reading the classified football results, first on Radio 2 and later on Five Live.

 

He has a distinguished voice and is known to pronounce "Wanderers", in the name of several football clubs, as "Wanderer-ers". He famously uses his inflection, as he pronounces the names of the clubs, to indicate whether a match ended in a home win, away win or draw.

James Alexander Gordon also works freelance, recording voice-overs and commenting on company videos.