Nick Warburton - Last Days of Grace
Easter Monday 1908, and aging icon WG Grace contemplates another day in his life-long cricketing obsession. Stars Kenneth Cranham.
By Nick Warburton
Easter Monday, 1908. And there's snow on the ground. An aging icon, W.G. Grace, contemplates another day in his life-long cricketing obsession. He arrives at the Oval and can't quite bear to sit in the clubhouse to meet the usual people. Instead he trudges out in to the cold to face a different type of questioning.
W.G.Grace ..... Kenneth Cranham
GF ..... Benedict Cumberbatch
Voice of Cricket ..... Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Produced by Steven Canny
Nick Warburton is a writer of great significance in audio drama. In 2007 he won the Peter Tinniswood Award for the Best New Play on Radio. He was thrilled to be a guest interviewee on Test Match Special during their 50th Anniversary celebrations.
"To his contemporaries Grace was supreme and, in words used of Aristotle, the master of those who know. For longevity, for his effect on the game, for performances with bat and ball, for his place in history, William Gilbert Grace stands alone." Sir John Major.