31 million isn't just over half the UK population, it's actually about 46% (based on mid-2020 population estimate), which to be fair is still a very large audience.
The hype about England being in the final no doubt drew in plenty of casual viewers who normally wouldn't watch.
Wally May, Max Hall, Ian Aitken, Ian Day, Gerry Harrison, Sandy Roberts
Peter Marker, Ian Day, Bruce McAvaney, Robert Oatey
As others have mentioned, guys like Graeme Campbell, Rick Keegan and Max Stevens were involved with hosting or ground level duties.
There are probably a few...
What do you get if you mix sleazy spoken work French vocals, nifty guitar licks, a cool beat, orchestral flourishes and backing choir?
Something perhaps only Serge Gainsbourg could have come up with: the album Histoire de Melody Nelson.
He isn't exactly an unknown, but probably isn't on too many...
50 m penalty was brought in to replace the 15 m penalty because teams were deliberately conceding them or smashing players and all they lost was 15 m.
The key word there was 'replace', all of a sudden the rules commitee and umpiring fraternity decided that ANY infringement on the mark was worth...
The backs were generally very good (except for McPherson)
Massive effort from the team in a difficult week
Murphy -did nothing
Thilthorpe -will be good, but mostly a non-entity today (bad delivery does him no favours)
Still handballing to stationary players and over...
Kevin Smith seems to be getting plenty of heat for this and rightly so.
Blatantly mislead people about the content and can't handle getting called out on it.
Watched 2 episodes and that's enough (watched the Critical Drinker's video and saw what happens).
Sarah Michelle Gellar, great as Buffy...