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Frank Bough

Educated at Oswestry Boys' School and Merton College, Oxford. Undertook national service in the Royal Tank Regiment. Encouraged to become a broadcaster by Gerald Sinstadt, Bough joined the BBC's regional news in Newcastle and within a couple of years had moved down to London, first making his name on national television as a BBC sports commentator... See full bio »

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Known For

Breakfast Time
Breakfast Time Himself - Presenter
(1983-1987)
6 O'Clock Live
6 O'Clock Live Himself - Presenter
(1989-1991)
Nationwide
Nationwide Himself - Presenter / Himself - Host
(1972-1982)
Sportsnight
Sportsnight Himself - Presenter
(1968)

Filmography

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 2014 The Battle for Britain's Breakfast (TV Movie documentary)
Himself - Presenter, Breakfast Time 1983-1987
 2009 It's Time to Go Nationwide (TV Movie documentary)
Himself - Presenter 1972-1982
 2003 I'm Dreaming of a TV Christmas (TV Movie documentary)
Himself
 1996 Shooting Stars (TV Series)
Himself
- Xmas Shooting Stars (1996) ... Himself
- Episode #2.12 (1996) ... Himself
 1994 Celebrity Squares (TV Series)
Himself
- Episode #6.16 (1994) ... Himself
- Episode #6.13 (1994) ... Himself
 1993 Have I Got News for You (TV Series)
Himself
- Episode #6.4 (1993) ... Himself
 1992 The Word (TV Series)
Himself
- Episode #2.19 (1992) ... Himself
 1989-1991 6 O'Clock Live (TV Series)
Himself - Presenter
- Episode dated 31 May 1991 (1991) ... Himself - Presenter
- Episode dated 18 January 1991 (1991) ... Himself - Presenter
- Episode dated 14 December 1990 (1990) ... Himself - Presenter
- Episode #1.1 (1989) ... Himself - Presenter
 1991 Cluedo (TV Series)
Himself - Studio Guest
- The Best Insurance (1991) ... Himself - Studio Guest
 1988 Cilla's Goodbye '88 (TV Movie)
Himself
 1987 Blankety Blank (TV Series)
Himself
- Episode #10.2 (1987) ... Himself
 1983-1987 Breakfast Time (TV Series)
Himself - Presenter
- Episode dated 12 June 1987 (1987) ... Himself - Presenter
- Episode dated 10 November 1986 (1986) ... Himself - Presenter
- Episode dated 30 July 1986 (1986) ... Himself - Presenter
- Episode dated 6 June 1986 (1986) ... Himself - Presenter
- Episode dated 18 December 1985 (1985) ... Himself - Presenter
 1985 Easing Into Retirement (Documentary short)
Himself
 1983 The British Academy Awards (TV Movie)
Himself - Host
 1972-1982 Nationwide (TV Series documentary)
Himself - Presenter / Himself - Host
- Episode dated 13 September 1982 (1982) ... Himself - Host
- Episode dated 22 November 1978 (1978) ... Himself - Presenter
- Yarwood and Ramsey (1974) ... Himself - Presenter
- Episode dated 5 November 1974 (1974) ... Himself - Presenter
- Episode dated 8 November 1973 (1973) ... Himself - Presenter
 1970-1982 Grandstand (TV Series)
Himself - Presenter / Himself - Introduced by / Himself - Presenter (London)
- Episode dated 30 August 1982 (1982) ... Himself - Presenter
- Episode dated 31 May 1982 (1982) ... Himself - Presenter
- Episode dated 8 November 1980 (1980) ... Himself - Presenter
- Episode dated 17 December 1977 (1977) ... Himself - Presenter
- Episode dated 3 December 1977 (1977) ... Himself - Presenter
 1980 The Big Time (TV Series documentary)
Himself
- Sue Peacock - TV Presenter (1980) ... Himself
 1979 Decision 79 (TV Special)
Himself - Reporter
 1978 Q5 (TV Series)
Himself
- Episode #3.2 (1978) ... Himself
 1971-1977 The Morecambe & Wise Show (TV Series)
Himself - Performer: There Ain't Nothing Like a Dame / Himself - Fred and Ginger Sketch Chorus
- 1977 Christmas Show (1977) ... Himself - Performer: There Ain't Nothing Like a Dame
- 1971 Christmas Show (1971) ... Himself - Fred and Ginger Sketch Chorus
 1977 Call My Bluff (TV Series)
Himself
- Episode dated 29 July 1977 (1977) ... Himself
- Episode dated 22 July 1977 (1977) ... Himself
 1976 Going for a Song (TV Series documentary)
Himself - On-screen Participant
- Episode dated 13 August 1976 (1976) ... Himself - On-screen Participant
 1975 Drive Carefully, Darling (Short)
Himself
 1975 The Two Ronnies (TV Series)
Himself
- Episode #4.2 (1975) ... Himself (uncredited)
 1974 Sports Review of the Year 1974 (TV Special)
Himself - Presenter
 1973 Bruce Forsyth and the Generation Game (TV Series)
Himself - Celebrity Snowman
- Episode #2.17 (1973) ... Himself - Celebrity Snowman
 1972 Sykes (TV Series)
Himself
- Football (1972) ... Himself
 1969 Holiday (TV Series documentary)
Presenter
 1969 The John Player League (TV Series)
Himself - Presenter
 1968 Lulu's Back in Town (TV Series)
Himself
- Episode #1.1 (1968) ... Himself
 1968 Sportsnight (TV Series)
Himself - Presenter
 1967 United! (TV Series)
Himself
- Episode #1.147 (1967) ... Himself
 1964 Sportsview (TV Series)
Himself - Presenter
- Episode dated 6 May 1964 (1964) ... Himself - Presenter
- Episode dated 29 April 1964 (1964) ... Himself - Presenter
 1954 Sports Personality of the Year (TV Series)
Himself - Presenter
 1954 Football World Cup (TV Series)
Himself - Commentator (voice)
 1948 The Grand National (TV Series)
Himself - Presenter
 1938 The Boat Race (TV Series)
Himself - Presenter
 1936 Olympic Games (TV Series)
Himself - Presenter
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Personal Quote:

[on "Africa" by Toto on Desert Island Discs] When we launched Breakfast Time it was a time of particularly acidic pleasure, and it just so happens that this was a silly pop record, it was very popular at the time, but it would bring back to me all the things about the great flush of a brand new programme, a clean sheet of paper, a great success, some fantastic comradeship. See more »

Trivia:

In 1988, he was exposed by a UK Sunday newspaper as a cocaine user. This revelation effectively ended his career as a mainstream television presenter. See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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