Brian Johnston




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Brian "Johnners" Johnston was best known as the BBC's voice of cricket, and resident cake correspondent, a role he held on television and radio for almost fifty years until his death in 1994.

Earlier in his career, he had made many radio entertainment programmes, including Let's Go Somewhere, a series of live-action reports from interesting places, such as the Chamber of Horrors. This series evolved into series of secretly-transmitted spoofs, like Candid Camera without the camera.

Johnners also hosted Radio 4's travelling people show Down Your Way until 1987.


Perhaps best remembered for the time in 1991 when Jonathan "Aggers" Agnew made a very weak joke, and Johnners collapsed with a fit of the giggles. "He just didn't quite get his leg over." Oh, and let's not forget that brilliant (and possibly apocryphal) double-entendre, "The bowler's Holding, the batsman's Willey".

Books / Tapes

An Evening With Johnners (audio CD)

Johnners at the Beeb (audio CD)

Web links

Wikipedia entry


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