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Douglas Jardine

4 Extra Debut. Broadcaster Peter White discusses the life of England cricket captain Douglas Jardine, the man responsible for the infamous 'bodyline' tactics.

The controversial England cricket captain, Douglas Jardine, who was responsible for the infamous 1932 Bodyline tour of Australia, is Peter White's chioce of a Great Life.

Matthew Parris, who is sceptical about cricket to say the least, presents, while Christopher Douglas (who co-writes and presents Ed Reardon on Radio 4, the disaffected, failed 50-something hack writer) fills in the biographical gaps.

Producer: Mark Smalley.

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30 minutes


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