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Test Match Special



Coverage of England’s cricket matches. Insight and analysis from Jonathan Agnew and Geoffrey Boycott, plus interviews with the top players.
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Jonathan Agnew presents a special podcast remembering the classic England vs West Indies Test played at Lord's in 1984.

Look out for some iconic TMS commentary memories.
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Sir Christopher Lee, star of over 200 films and one of Britain's finest actors, takes a View from the Boundary with Brian Johnston at Lord's in 1987.
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BAFTA-winning acting great Dame Penelope Keith joins Jonathan Agnew in 2000 to discuss her varied career, including a starring role as Margot in The Good Life.
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England and Surrey's Liam Plunkett joins Eleanor Oldroyd, Phil Tufnell and Michael Vaughan to chat all things England after he wasn't named in the 55-man squad for this summer.

They also discuss whether he might play for the United States in the future as his wife is a US citizen.
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Olympic gold medal winner with Team GB's hockey stars in 2016, Helen Richardson-Walsh chats to Jonathan Agnew a year on in 2017.
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Music legend Sir Elton John speaks to Jonathan Agnew from his piano stool in 2006. Look out for a musical interlude featuring Freddie Flintoff!
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Trevor Bayliss and Darren Lehmann join Michael, Phil and Elly Oldroyd to look at what makes a good coach, why players don’t receive hairdryer treatments like in Tuffers’ day, the relationship between coach and captain, the future of coaching, and which current players would make good coaches after retirement.

Plus we speak to Mickey Arthur, now on his fourth international team, England women’s head coach Lisa Keightley, and England men’s batting coach Graham Thorpe on how coaching has changed over the years.
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Guitarist Eric Clapton talks to Jonathan Agnew in 2008 about his remarkable career and love of cricket.
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Nicholas Parsons - actor, comedian and long-time host of Radio 4's 'Just a Minute' - joins Jonathan Agnew for a View from the Boundary in 2007.
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West Indies captain Jason Holder and Tim Paine join Phil and Michael to talk how you keep in touch with your team during lockdown, the pressures of modern captaincy, and Tim Paine’s latest DIY haircut…
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Dame Cressida Dick, the first woman to be Metropolitan Police Commissioner and self-confessed wicket-keeping disaster, joins Jonathan Agnew for a View from the Boundary in 2018.
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Sir Trevor McDonald takes a View from the Boundary with Henry Blofeld in 2004, discussing his life and career in broadcasting.
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Mark Chapman, Phil Tufnell and Michael Vaughan bring you the latest on when we may get some live cricket. West Indies chief executive Johnny Grave joins the discussion. Plus, they look back 10 years to England’s World T20 win and debate the best commentator XI.
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10 years on from England’s first ever triumph in a men’s global tournament, man of the tournament Kevin Pietersen and captain Paul Collingwood look back on the 2010 World T20 win in the Caribbean.

Find out how a mascot called Lucky, taking golf clubs to training and a late change at the top of the order all helped England lift their first ever ICC trophy.
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Darts commentary legend Sid Waddell chats to Simon Mann in 2005, reflecting on his life and career behind the microphone.
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Motorsport star Mark Webber takes a View from the Boundary at the Oval in 2011, giving Jonathan Agnew a fascinating insight into life in an F1 car.
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A special programme from 2015 as Michael Vaughan shares his memories of the 2005 Edgbaston Ashes Test. Plus, we hear from listeners telling us where they were when England won.
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Mark Chapman, Phil Tufnell and Michael Vaughan are joined by expert fielders for our Art of Fielding special.
Paul Collingwood, Jonty Rhodes, Lydia Greenway and James Taylor join the pod to provide all the expertise.
What makes a good fielder? How has fielding changed? What goes through your mind as the ball comes towards you?
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Comedian and broadcaster Paul Merton joins Aggers for a rainy 'View from the Boundary' at the Oval in 2013.
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The final 'View from the Boundary' conducted by the legendary Brian Johnston as he's joined by comedian Roy Hudd in 1993.
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Mark Chapman, Phil Tufnell and Michael Vaughan bring you all the latest cricket news as the Coronavirus continues to impact the sport.
What will the financial impact be? What is the future like for The Hundred? What will happen to County Cricket?
Plus we reveal the latest all-time XI challenge for you to try at home.
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Actors Hugh Grant (in 2005) and Russell Crowe (in 2009) visit the Test Match Special commentary box to discuss their love of cricket.
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Oscar-winning director Sir Sam Mendes has a break from James Bond duties to take a 'View from the Boundary' in 2015.
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Mark Chapman, Phil Tufnell and Michael Vaughan bring you an umpiring special, as they are joined by former Test umpire Ian Gould. What’s the toughest bit of the job? Are you allowed toilet breaks? Where are your eyes as the bowler goes in? And, what was it like as a TV umpire during the infamous Cape Town Test between South Africa and Australia and ‘sandpapergate’?
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Comedian and impressionist Rory Bremner joins Brian Johnston to take View From the Boundary during the Ashes of 1985 and gets a big surprise
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16-year-old Waleed Khan joins TMS at Headingley in 2018 to tell a remarkable story of courage, survival and hope.
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Mark Chapman, Phil Tufnell and Michael Vaughan discuss what makes a good wicketkeeper, footwork and the relationships that they have with bowlers.

England wicketkeeper Ben Foakes and former England wicketkeeper Jack Russell join the pod to talk about how they got into it and the technical aspect of keeping.

Tuffers and Vaughan also pick their all-time Test team in alphabetical order.
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Actor Peter O'Toole, star of Lawrence of Arabia, takes a 'View from the Boundary' with Brian Johnston in 1991.
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Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe chats to Jonathan Agnew on his 18th birthday during a Test against India in 2007.
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Mark Chapman, Phil Tufnell and Michael Vaughan discuss how you stay fit during lockdown. England's cricket's lead strength and conditioning coach Rob Ahmun joins the podcast and reveals how his job has changed in recent weeks. Plus, there is another chance to hear from Australia coach Justin Langer, who talks about some of the sledges towards Tuffers and, of course, the recent documentary about the team.
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In honour of Jonathan Agnew's 60th birthday, we listen back to a special interview from 2016 when Aggers was asked the questions by Sir Michael Parkinson.
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HRH Prince Philip the Duke of Edinburgh chats to Brian Johnston about his love of cricket in a classic 'View from the Boundary' interview from 1987.
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Actor and comedian John Cleese joins Brian Johnston for a memorable interview during a Test match Headingley in 1986.
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Mark Chapman, Phil Tufnell and Michael Vaughan are joined by England captain Joe Root to talk about planning for the Ashes as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Plus, Root answers questions from young cricket fans about how to practice during the lockdown. And with the IPL currently postponed until mid-April, we hear from the lead owner of the Rajasthan Royals, Manjo Badale.
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Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai chats to Simon Mann at Edgbaston in 2016 in a memorable View from the Boundary interview.
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Pop star Lily Allen chats to Jonathan Agnew in a 2009 interview that remains one of Test Match Special's most famous moments.
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Brian Johnston chats to playwright Ben Travers in the very first View from the Boundary interview. Look out for memories of watching WG Grace amongst and many extraordinary tales.
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Mark Champan, Phil Tufnell and Michael Vaughan bring you the latest news from the world of cricket, as the coronavirus pandemic continues to impact the sport. With professional cricket currently off – which area will feel it most? The County Championship, the Royal London Cup, the T20 Blast, England's Tests, ODIs or The Hundred? And once we're through this crisis, what could the domestic game look like? Will it have changed at all?
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Australia are T20 World Cup champions again after thrashing India. Henry Moeran is joined by Alex Hartley and Amy Lofthouse to discuss a memorable day in Melbourne that saw record crowds, Australian dominance and Katy Perry
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England are out of the T20 World Cup after rain in Sydney saw their semi final against India abandoned without a ball bowled. Henry Moeran is joined by England bowler Alex Hartley, cricket writer and broadcaster Melinda Farrell and BBC Sport's Amy Lofthouse to discuss England's frustration, plus the team take a look back on the thrilling second semi between Australia and South Africa.
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With rain forecast in Sydney, the two Women's T20 World Cup semi finals are in serious doubt and England could be eliminated without a ball bowled. Henry Moeran is joined by England stars Kate Cross and Alex Hartley, plus BBC Sport's Amy Lofthouse to discuss what it all means.
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After two big wins in Canberra, England are close to confirming qualification for the Women's T20 World Cup semi finals. Henry Moeran is joined by Alex Hartley, Geoff Lemon and Amy Lofthouse to reflect on a busy few days in the tournament. Plus, we here from bowler Anya Shrubsole after she took her 100th T20 international wicket.
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After a surprising defeat against South Africa, the pressure is on England at the Women's T20 World Cup in Australia. Henry Moeran is joined by England star Alex Hartley, Melinda Farrell and Amy Lofthouse to discuss the tournament so far.
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Ahead of the Women's T20 World Cup opener, Henry Moeran is joined by Isa Guha, Alex Hartley and Melinda Farrell to preview the tournament. Plus, we hear from England coach Lisa Keightley as she prepares for her first competition in charge.
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England achieved their second highest ever T20 run chase to beat South Africa and take the T20 series. We hear from winning captain Eoin Morgan on what they’ve learnt from the series, and whether Alex Hales has an England future.

Jos Buttler talks about his relief at the end of a difficult tour for him, and reveals that he worried that he wouldn’t get selected for the Sri Lanka series.

Chris Silverwood looks back on the tour as a whole, and explains just how he plans for the Sri Lanka series.
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Another day, another final-ball nailbiter in South Africa, this time it’s England who edge it to level the series. Tom Curran talks us through his final over, Eoin Morgan explains just how he manages to stay so calm under pressure, and Jonny Bairstow says that he’s looking forward to having some time at home after being dropped for the Sri Lanka series.

Moeen Ali gives a revealing interview about his Test future, saying that he wants to come back in the summer, plus we look at how Brexit could benefit South African cricket.
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As South Africa beat England in a final-ball thriller at Buffalo Park, Eoin Morgan explains where England went wrong, and what they need to do to improve.

Nick Hoult joins Simon Mann to talk uncharacteristic English sloppiness, and what they need to do for the rest of the series.

Plus Ed Smith joins the podcast after announcing England’s Test squad to go to Sri Lanka – plus could Jofra Archer and Mark Wood alternate Test matches?
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Steven Finn sits in for Michael Vaughan to join Mark Chapman and Phil Tufnell in looking back on England's tour of South Africa so far. The team look at how best to manage Jofra Archer's fitness after the fast bowler was ruled out for several months with an elbow injury. There's a look at Adil Rashid's return to international cricket, as he took three wickets in the final ODI. And after Naseem Shah's hat-trick for Pakistan at the age of 16, Steven recalls his own hat-trick against Australia in a World Cup.
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Man of the match Adil Rashid and Eoin Morgan join Simon Mann after England’s win at the Wanderers to draw the series with South Africa.

Morgan reveals what it’s like to face Rashid in the nets, and Rashid says he doesn’t quite feel ready for a Test callup.

We also look ahead to the T20 series, and the announcement of the Test squad to face Sri Lanka.
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After only 11 overs were possibly at a very wet Kingsmead, Simon Mann is joined by Nick Hoult of the Telegraph to talk about Joe Root's bowling, Jofra Archer's injury, and whether he'll sit out ODIs in the next few years.

We hear from Eoin Morgan on the match, Archer's injury, and Ben Stokes, plus Tom Curran tells us that he'll be watching the Big Bash Final from South Africa, and that his teammates haven't kicked him out of the team whatsapp group yet.