What is it about a radio programme that is about cricket but which appeals as much to those who have no interest or knowledge of the game as its aficionados? As one critic said ‘If you want the best of the English and the best English, there is nothing to beat Test Match Special. It is just such a joy to listen to. There is something so quintessentially English and ‘summery’ about having TMS on in the background’.
With his dry wit and scholarly demeanour, Vic Marks has been part of the TMS team for many years. Vic played cricket for Oxford, Somerset and England before becoming a journalist and author. He writes for The Guardian and The Observer. Vic will tell us something about his years behind the microphone and why it is that an apparently niche programme holds a fascination for such a wide range of listeners.
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