|Author:||Brian Johnston,Peter Baxter|
|Title:||More Views from the Boundary: Celebrity Interviews from the Commentary Box|
|Format:||doc rtf mobi txt|
|ePUB size:||1765 kb|
|FB2 size:||1730 kb|
|DJVU size:||1913 kb|
|Category:||Essays and Correspondence|
|Publisher:||Methuen Publishing Ltd (June 1993)|
Johnston, Barry (2003). Johnners: The Life of Brian. London: Hodder & Stoughton. p. 9. ISBN 0-340-82470-0. Johnston, Brian (1992).
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Listen to mp3. Cricinfo - Players and Officials - Brian Johnston. BBC SPORT Cricket Test Match Special A breeze for Blowers. Cricinfo Archive 5th TEST: England v West Indies at The Oval, 12-17 Aug 1976. GRO Register of Deaths: JAN 1994 B29C 7 WESTMINSTER - Brian Alexander Johnston, DoB 24 Jun 1912 aged 81.
The Best Views from the Boundary (Hardback). Test Match Special's Greatest Interviews. Views From the Boundary’ – the Saturday lunchtime interview – has always been a highlight of the BBC’s Test Match Special, a programme with a special place in the heart of every English cricket fan. The well-known interviewees are from all walks of life and united only by one thing – a love of the game.
The oft cited quote:allegedly occurred when Michael Holding of the West Indies was bowling to Peter Willey of England in a Test match at the Oval in 1976. Brian Johnston was a great fan of the British Music Hall and revelled in its often mildly risqué "schoolboy" humour. The "An Evening with Johnners" one-man show that he performed at the end of his life included many excruciating jokes, as well as his broadcasting and cricket reminisces. He was appointed OBE in 1983 and CBE in 1991.
Brian Johnston; Peter Baxter. More Views from the Boundary.
Johnston, Barry (2003).
More Views from the B. .I enjoyed this book, though some of the celebrities it features are a bit before my time. The problem is that it is very hard to recreate the sparkle and spontaneity of the bliss that is a live radio interview - about cricket.
He was as quick to spot anything funny off the field as he was on it. No one was immune from his leg- pulling and yet it was always done with high good humour and never with cruelty. It was at The Oval in 1976 when England batsmen were struggling against the West Indian fast bowlers that he told the listening cricket world: 'The bowler's Holding, the batsman's Willey. Initially, it must have made rather surprising listening, but, sure enough, Michael Holding was running in to bowl to Peter Willey.