Slow out of the blocks this morning …

Sermon prep started a little later than expected today. And here’s the reason.

I came back from Theology Breakfast as the announcer on the Today Programme told me what was coming on next. Fatal. No, not Women’s Hour. It’s a 45 minute interview with Jonathan Agnew on Desert Island Discs.

The BBC Radio i-player blurb says this

Kirsty Young’s castaway this week is the cricket commentator Jonathan Agnew.

Known simply as “Aggers” to the army of fans devoted to Test Match Special, his charm, knowledge and ready wit have gained him a place in the heart of anyone who loves the game.

His own infatuation began as a young boy at boarding school and along with his talent and determination it took him all the way to the top of the sport. He played for Leicestershire and England. His transition from the crease to the commentary box was cemented by one of the most memorable moments in broadcasting history – the notorious “legover” comment that prompted the legendary Brian Johnston to dissolve into helpless, prolonged giggles live on air.

It’s pure gold.

3 thoughts on “Slow out of the blocks this morning …

  1. Dan Leafe February 22, 2013 / 1:23 pm

    Dear Perks, I’m sitting in an airport waiting for a much delayed flight and so amusing myself by reading back-posts of your blog. Just wanted to say how much I’m enjoying it- especially Nehemiah 3 so thank you for much,

    Dan Leafe

  2. Pete February 22, 2013 / 1:25 pm

    Clearly being so much more focussed than you and not prone to procrastination I will try and wait until I’ve finished my sermon before listening to this!

  3. gillbla February 23, 2013 / 12:23 am

    I rather enjoyed that DiD’s sad about the family issues it raised though.

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