Parkinson: The Shane Warne interview

Michael Parkinson, the renowned television interviewer, will talk with Shane Warne this Monday at 7.30pm on Australia’s UK TV. If anyone watches it, do leave a comment afterwards for those of us who won’t be able to see it.

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Interview with Billy Birmingham

Rod’s in Adelaide pretending to work and spotted Billy Birmingham on the radio which you can download at his blog. Superb. Birmingham’s new 12th Man album is out today.

Apologies to Warwickshire residents

If you were driving home at about 17.50 on Tuesday and were tuned to BBC Radio Warwickshire, then my apologies for the inane, caustic screeching coming from your speakers. It was me. Fortunately for all involved, my second foray into radio interviews was a marked improvement on the first waffling attempt – but I still wheeled out the cliches (worryingly, without realising). Thanks to Stew and Jo for sorting it out – it was good fun.

The presenter, Jo, was a bit downbeat about England’s chances in the Ashes and I surprised myself by forcefully disagreeing. It made me realise that while England have had a difficult, testing year, it’s far from doom and gloom. A lot rests on Harmison, Hoggard, Flintoff and the opening batsmen – but what’s new? They pulled it off last year, so to speak, and could pull it off again this year.

Might as well end this with one of Alec Stewart’s finest cliches: whoever plays the best cricket on the day will win. Talking of Stewart…

Thanks to the Beeb

Thanks to Chris and Jo at BBC Radio Five Live for conducting my first radio interview. Not nearly as frightening as I expected. I want more now! Well…sort of. Next time, hopefully I won’t sound such a pillock.

My interview with Mark Ramprakash

My first ever interview, with Mark Ramprakash, can be read here. He was very helpful, very interesting and I hope you find it enjoyable…it’s tricky to get people to elaborate, not least those in the media glare, but Ramps answered all my questions with due thought.

Londonist interview

My interview with London bloggers, Londonist, is up. Cheers, Alex! interview Michael Vaughan, who seem to be an IT / businessy website affair, have interviewed Michael Vaughan, with emphasis on leadership and team management and so on. Quite interesting, albeit nothing new.

Jane McGrath on her husband Glenn

It’s rare to read articles by cricketers’ wives, so it was interesting to read Jane McGrath talking about her husband (Glenn, not Anthony). Nothing particularly revelatory, but worth a read nonetheless. Jane has recovered from cancer. Despite my tongue-in-cheek and apparent hatred of McGrath, I bet he’s a bloody good bloke off the pitch.