After England’s double batting failure in Dubai there will doubtless be some who will champion the cause of Jonny Bairstow. In this feature Martin remembers his father, a cult hero if ever there was one.
In a BBC project first broadcast in 2002 Sir Winston Churchill was voted into first place in a poll to establish the 100 greatest Britons. Martin’s latest feature suggests that his vote might have gone elsewhere.
There is nothing like a 3-1 Ashes victory in Australia to help an Englishman forget the world’s economic woes. In this feature Martin tells the story of the man who made that scoreline possible in 1954/55.