THE BEST VIEWS FROM THE BOUNDARY is the ideal Christmas present for any cricket fan, and perfect reading matter during late-night Ashes Tests.
‘Views From the Boundary’ – the Saturday lunchtime interview – has always been a highlight of the BBC’s Test Match Special, a programme that is loved by every English cricket fan.
THE BEST VIEWS FROM THE BOUNDARY has been compiled by Peter Baxter, who was the producer of the programme for many years and a sometime commentator. He has selected his favourite cricketing conversations over the last 30 years featuring interviews with John Cleese, the Duke of Edinburgh, Gary Lineker, John Major, Brian Johnston, Willie Rushton, David Essex, Dennis Skinner, Lord Tebbit, Mick Jagger, Stephen Fry, Mervyn King, Hugh Cornwell, Elton John, Boris Johnson, Nigel Havers, Piers Morgan, Daniel Radcliffe, Lily Allen... and many more.
THE BEST VIEWS FROM THE BOUNDARY brings to the page the spirit of the convivial TMS studio atmosphere at the height of a Test match, as Brian Johnston, Jonathan Agnew and Henry Blofeld gently prod and probe their illustrious guests – with frequently memorable results. All those featured have been brought together from all walks of life and united by only one thing... a shared loved of the game.
PETER BAXTER first worked on Test Match Special in 1966, and was the producer of the programme from 1973 – 2007. He co-ordinated the BBC’s cricket coverage from every one of the Test-playing nations, and has also been part of the commentary team himself.
Publication date: 7th October 2010