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The Best Views from the Boundary Compiled, By Peter Baxter
Friday 27 May 2011
What radio programme could produce a book of interviews with subjects as diverse as the Duke of Edinburgh ("Is there anything about modern cricket you'd like to see changed?" "I only wish that sometimes some of their trousers fitted better") and Denis Skinner ("Once you strip away the layers of mystery from the Royal Family, it becomes commonplace")? The answer is Test Match Special.
Like that curiously compelling show, its lunchbreak interviews manage the tricky balance between cricket and entertainment. The choice of interviews here is revealing.
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