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The Resource Arlott, Swanton and the soul of English cricket, Stephen Fay and David Kynaston

Arlott, Swanton and the soul of English cricket, Stephen Fay and David Kynaston

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Arlott, Swanton and the soul of English cricket
Title
Arlott, Swanton and the soul of English cricket
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Fay and David Kynaston
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Tells the story of how two BBC broadcasters battled for the soul of English cricket during a time of great social change. For more than a quarter of a century after the Second World War, as the BBC tightened its grip on the national consciousness, two of the most famous English voices were commentators on games of cricket. John Arlott and E.W. ('Jim') Swanton transformed the broadcasting of the nation's summer game into a national institution. Swanton was born into a middle-class family and privately educated; Arlott was the son of a working-class council employee, educated at state schools until he left at the age of sixteen. Because of their strong personalities and distinctive voices - Swanton's crisp and upper-class, Arlott's with its Hampshire burr - each had a loyal following in the post-war years, when England's class system had a slot for almost everyone
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fay, Stephen
Dewey number
  • 796.3'58'092241
  • 796.358092241
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Kynaston, David
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Arlott, John
  • Swanton, Ernest William
  • Cricket
  • Class consciousness
  • Sport
Label
Arlott, Swanton and the soul of English cricket, Stephen Fay and David Kynaston
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2018
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781408895375
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
384 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781408895375
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour)
Label
Arlott, Swanton and the soul of English cricket, Stephen Fay and David Kynaston
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2018
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781408895375
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
384 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781408895375
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour)

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