‘The producer – for the last thirty-four years – was Peter Baxter’
Studio announcer Andy Rushton signs off Peter Baxter’s final show, June 2007
Since its first live broadcast in 1957, Test Match Special had become synonymous with British summertime, proudly fulfilling its slogan ‘Don’t miss a ball, we broadcast them all’. Peter Baxter has been at the show’s heart for most of its history, and now for the first time shares his best moments and most memorable characters from his privileged position inside the TMS commentary box.
Having worked alongside TMS greats John Arlott, Brian Johnston, Henry Blofeld and Jonathan Agnew, no one is better qualified than Peter Baxter to celebrate thirty years of cricket in this fascinating, funny and personal account of a sporting and broadcasting institution.
• The inside story of one of BBC radio’s sporting institutions, by the man who produced the show for 30 years
• Foreword by Jonathan Agnew
• ‘His memoir is as witty and engaging as you would expect - a lovely insight into the nation's most soothing institution' Observer
• Published during the TMS’ coverage of current Test series vs. Bangladesh
Inside the Box by Peter Baxter is published by Aurum Press on 17th June 2010 at £8.99
Peter Baxter retired from the BBC in 2007 after more than 40 years on Test Match Special. He is a frequent after-dinner speaker.