I like how, on BBC radio, everyone’s loving James Allen now. How things have changed!
Next thing we know Legard will be commentating on another platform and people will be lauding it. :P
I’m in Australia and of course Prisoner Monkeys is right, Channel 10 are awful. But for everything except Qualii and race itself (Practice and all build-up) I have a stream of Sky. I never used to get the BBC stream, had only ever seen a couple of full BBC shows from 2010 which were great, so I appreciate it might be a difficult comparison between free uninterrupted BBC and expensive interrupted Sky.
But in net terms, judging of its own accord, the Sky coverage is great and improving. Simon and Damon are getting over their teething problems, and Johnny and Ant are always great.
Croft can tend to be a little overexuberant and annoying but he’s basically fine. No-one gets near Murray or Edwards as far as head commentary goes, but Croft is miles better than Legard and probably slightly better than Allen (although I did like him more than most!)
I did love Martin and DC last year but Martin is clearly better as the analyst secondary not the lead.
The real stuff, Quali and Race is what matters, and ‘we’ all collectively (British Sky watchers, and most English-speaking countries like Aus which get the Sky feed I think) have it sweet there. We get Martin and Ted, and when it comes down to it they are the two that matter. It doesn’t matter how good DC and Edwards (who surely slightly beats Croft) are. If you’ve got Martin and Ted everything is going to be OK. :D