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John Arlott in Conversation with Mike Brearley

Esteemed cricket writer and commentator John Arlott talks to former England cricket captain Mike Brearley about his early life and his love affair with the game of cricket.

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.

1 hour

Last on

Fri 12 Jul 2013 00:00

Credits

Role Contributor
Interviewer Mike Brearley
Interviewed Guest John Arlott
Producer Derek Brandon

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