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John Arlott (1914–1991)

John Arlott was a talented author, broadcaster, journalist, poet, policeman, politician and the wine correspondent of "The Guardian" newspaper. However, he will be remembered for his cricket commentaries for BBC Radio between 1946 and 1980. His rich Hampshire accent, imaginative turn of phrase and ability to bring to life the characters of the ... See full bio »

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Guilty Party
Guilty Party Himself - Panellist
The Final Test
The Final Test Himself - BBC Cricket Commentator
BBC TV Cricket
BBC TV Cricket Himself - Commentator (1947-1980)


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 1950 Cricket (Documentary short) (technical advisor)
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 1986 John Arlott's Vintage Cricket (Video)
Himself - Presenter
 1986 Forty Years at the Cricket (TV Movie documentary)
Himself - Presenter
 1984 Arlott in Conversation with Mike Brearley (TV Series documentary)
Himself - Interviewee
 1982 P'tang, Yang, Kipperbang (TV Movie)
Himself - Cricket Commentator (voice)
 1971-1981 Parkinson (TV Series)
 1969 The John Player League (TV Series)
Himself - Commentator
 1966 Quiz Ball (TV Series)
Himself - Guest Supporter
 1956-1957 Guilty Party (TV Series)
Himself - Panellist
 1953-1954 Panorama (TV Series documentary)
Himself - Book Critic / Himself
 1953 The Final Test
Himself - BBC Cricket Commentator (voice)
 1951 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
 1950 Cricket (Documentary short)
Narration (voice)
 1946 Twenty-four Square Miles (Documentary short)
Himself - Commentator (voice)
 1938 BBC TV Cricket (TV Series)
Himself - Commentator (1947-1980)
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 2004 Not Cricket: The Basil d'Oliveira Conspiracy (TV Movie documentary)

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Former policeman who joined the BBC in 1945 and became their most famous and respected cricket commentator.

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