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5.0 out of 5 stars BBC Test Match Special - reminiscence, humour and a changing world, 18 Oct. 2010
This review is from: Thanks, Johnners: An Affectionate Tribute to a Broadcasting Legend (Hardcover)
As you might expect of Jonathan Agnew, this book is a warm and entertaining read, giving a flavour of the way that BBC radio has covered cricket over the last 50 years or so, particularly from the viewpoint of the current BBC cricket correspondent.

While the anecdotes about Johnston (and Agnew) are amusing, what is more interesting are the occasional references which indicate the outside world in which BBC cricket coverage operated; for example, the public-school Old Boys network which gave someone like Brian Johnston his first BBC break, the influence of the South Africa boycott, or the introduction of commercial cricket coverage.

All in all a recommended read, even for those who are not necessarily huge cricket afficionados.
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