Talking Away with Bob Warman

In a special episode of the new Talking Away podcast, Greg Haines is joined by Bob Warman MBE who this year celebrates half a century since his television debut in 1973.

A well-known face and voice in The Midlands, Bob is recognised all over the United Kingdom chiefly for his news reporting on Central News, formerly ATV Today. In a life full of colour and movement, Bob discusses how it all began and his friendships with Countdown star Richard Whiteley and motorcycle racer Percy Tait amongst many others. He also recalls the horror of reporting live from the scene of the Birmingham pub bombings in 1974.

As well as the news reporting which became his trademark, including hosting the UK’s first-ever breakfast TV show, Bob also presented The Price is Right and enjoyed an indoor firework party with Chris Tarrant. What are his opinions on social media and the fall of the manufacturing industry in Birmingham – and what does it take to be a successful broadcaster?

With tributes from Jasper Carrott, Mary Nightingale, Nick Owen and Ozzy Osbourne.

Listen to the full interview with Bob Warman on the latest Talking Away podcast

Image courtesy of ITV Central