This is a BBC archive recording of a live radio broadcast from the 1937 Royal Navy Review at Spithead. In those days the British navy was the largest in the world and the review at Spithead was a great spectacle.
The BBC decided that they needed an expert to convey the full splendour of this event to a radio audience and decided to give the job to Lt Commander Tommy Woodroffe.
Unfortunately, as you will hear, he was pissed out of his head:
Lt Commander Woodroffe's broadcast certainly created a stir, but fortunately the BBC had a sense of humour and he was only suspended for a week. A year later he was commentating on football matches and during one game, which was 29 minutes into extra time, he commented 'If there's a goal scored now, I'll eat my hat.' A few seconds later, someone scored.
To Tommy Woodroffe's credit, he did eat his hat.