Posted by Dover Soul (U14934992) on Friday, 12th July 2013
Didn't see this two years ago when first shown and can't see anything by searching this site.
Only caught it by accident but what a lovely programme, two very genuine men, very relaxed, talking about John Arlott and his life.
Thoroughly enjoyed it. Thank you.
Posted by William Blessing (U14578406) on Friday, 12th July 2013
It's on i player for those who missed it...."Available until
12:59AM Fri, 19 Jul 2013"
"An edited version of a landmark series first broadcast in 1984. The distinguished BBC commentator John Arlott talks to former England cricket captain Brearley about growing up between the wars, his career as a helper in a mental hospital, a policeman, a poet, a wine and football correspondent, and a cricket writer and commentator. The interview provides a fascinating insight into the life experience and attitudes of a liberal thinker born almost a hundred years ago and who died in 1991. (R)"
Posted by becky sharp (U4544768) on Saturday, 13th July 2013
What a pleasure this programme was to watch.
Nothing forced or unnatural in these conversations for the cameras .....Mike Brearley (what a lovely man) was happy to go at John Arlott's pace as he recounted different stages of his life.
Visually I was looking at a cross between Albert Finney and Jimmy Tarbuck but there was no mistaking that voice
Posted by st3ph3n (U13643748) on Saturday, 13th July 2013
yes, I caught the programme whilst channel-hopping and once I had heard a minute or two of the interview, I couldn't put it down and so watched all of it.
JA was a colourful and interesting speaker with a special grasp of our language.
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