A Sporting Life

NZ-born BBC sports producer and director, Malcolm Kemp, has died aged 57 of cancer. Kemp’s illustrious career saw him executive produce seven Grand Nationals, the 1994 football World Cup and 1996 European Cup, and direct the BBC’s coverage of the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester – the latter winning both Bafta and RTS awards. “Malcolm was an extraordinarily gifted director,” said BBC Director of Sport, Peter Salmon. “From enormous sporting occasions such as the Commonwealth Games to World Darts from Frimley, Malcolm brought originality, flair and confidence to any project he touched.”

Malcolm Kemp: died 2004

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