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Inside the Box: My Life with Test Match Special - Peter Baxter

Quiller Press, 2009, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. A nice copy.

Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs;

From the cover: “Test match special is both a sporting and broadcasting institution that has become synonymous with British summertime. Since its first live broadcast back in 1957 it has proudly lived up to its original slogan ‘Don’t miss a ball, we broadcast them all’. During much of this time the man behind the scenes was Peter Baxter and here for the first time, he recalls the best moments and characters from his privileged perspective inside the TMS commentary box. Throughout this period Peter Baxter worked alongside the legendary John Arlott, the inimitable Brian Johnston and the unforgettable Henry Blofeld and ushered in new faces, such as Jonathan Agnew, who continue to entertain, inform and charm listeners today. This book is both a celebration of three decades of cricket and a unique insight into the world of radio and broadcasting.

Nobody is better qualified to write the account of those years than Peter Baxter. Following his last day in control of the commentary box in June 2007, the announcer credited the commentators and signed off the programme by simply stating, ‘The producer — for the last thirty-four years — was Peter Baxter’. What follows is the personal, touching, and at times, laugh-out-loud funny account of the producer’s time ‘inside the box’.”

Foreword or introduction by Jonathan Agnew. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 224 pages.