Friday 27 September | An Audience with Jonathan Agnew

Jonathan Agnew Image supplied courtesy of Philip Brown Photos
  • Dorchester Corn Exchange
  • Friday 27 September
  • 8.00pm
  • £22 / £20 members and concessions
  • 1 Hour 30 Mins
  • Seated

An Audience with Jonathan Agnew is always full of surprises and fun for cricket fans and non-lovers of the game alike.  A trip down memory lane, recounting tales from a wonderful and entertaining career on the field and in the commentary box, with film footage, audio clips and photographs on our big screen.

An Audience with Jonathan Agnew is always full of surprises and fun for cricket fans and non-lovers of the game alike.  A trip down memory lane, recounting tales from a wonderful and entertaining career on the field and in the commentary box, with film footage, audio clips and photographs on our big screen.

Jonathan Agnew – or “Aggers” as he is known to his many fans – is the BBC’s cricket correspondent and the senior member of the award-winning Test Match Special team.

Jonathan’s distinguished playing career began in 1978 when he made his debut for Leicestershire following impressive performances in club cricket.  He was to stay with the county throughout his playing career before retiring aged 30.

Jonathan began to gain experience as a journalist while still playing cricket, working for BBC Radio Leicester as a sports producer.  Following his retirement he had a brief stint as the cricket correspondent of Today newspaper before joining Test Match Special in 1990.  In April 2011 Jonathan commentated on the Royal Wedding for BBC Radio 4. He has worked at two Olympic Games for the BBC covering archery in 2012 and equestrianism in 2016 .

Jonathan is the author of many best-selling books including 8 Days A Week; Aggers’ Special Delivery; Inside the Box (with Peter Baxter); Ask Bearders (with Bill Frindall); Over To You Aggers; Thanks, Johnners: An Affectionate Tribute to a Broadcast Legend, the Jonathan Agnew’s Cricket Year series. and Aggers’ Ashes. His most recent book, Cricket: A Modern Anthology, was published in 2013.

In what little spare time he has, Aggers loves nothing more than flying light aircraft and walking his dogs through the Leicestershire countryside. He is also proud to be a Deputy Lord Lieutenant for Leicestershire and was awarded an MBE in the 2017 New Year’s Honours list for services to broadcasting.