The voice of motor racing and much-loved public figure - and the man responsible for introducing millions of viewers to the previously inaccessible world of Formula 1 - tells the story of his incident-packed life.
Murray Walker is an institution. When the man who made famous the catchphrase "Unless I'm very much mistaken . . . I am very much mistaken!!!" recently announced that he was retiring as ITV's grand prix commentator at the end of the 2001 season, the media reacted as if the sport itself was losing one of its biggest stars.
His reputation for mistakes was the making of Walker. His infamous "Murrayisms" enlivened a sport which until then had been shrouded in a cloak of unfathomable technical jargon and mind-numbing statistics. He was the fan who happened to be given the keys to the commentary box: he couldn't contain his enthusiasm, his high-octane delivery kept viewers on the edge of their seats, and the passion for talking about the sport he loved was matched by his all-encompassing knowledge gained through hours of painstaking research before every race.