Lance Sieveking – Lancelot De Giberne Sieveking – was born in 1896 and died in 1972. He was a pioneer of both radio and TV, joining the BBC as assistant to the director of education in 1926, after having had an eventful war in two services – the army and the proto-RAF, then part of the navy. His plane was shot down in 1917, and he was a German POW (he won the DSC). At the BBC, he produce and adapted scripts at a time when people were learning the media of television and radio. In 1932, when he appeared as a judge, he was married (the second of three marriages) to the artist Natalie Ackenhausen/ Denny (later Natalie Bevan).
Sieveking was also the designer of the cut-out-and-listen map of the football field for the first live football commentary in 1927: