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    Alistair Cookes Radio Show 'Letter from America' - anyone know about it here?

    Dear Anyone.

    I am from a country where cricket is not perhaps as important as in England, where I now live, and I am having an argument with my friend which you could help resolve, please?

    Before he became England Cricket Captain, didn't Alistair Cooke have a radio programme called 'Letter from America?' I know I am right because I have seen his name in old program listings, yet my friend insists he didn't.

    Can you just tell me I am right so I can keep my friend quiet?

    Yours respectfully

    ulrichburke

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    Yes he did, it started in 1946 apparently, but he must have changed the spelling of his name after he became England captain

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    The title of this thread confuses and enrages me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sledger View Post
    The title of this thread confuses and enrages me.
    Who are you trying to kid?


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    I can't say because they might find out.

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    You say that but its such an inane question that nobody would be so daft as to ask it unless they had some special knowledge, so I reckon our German friend knows something Wiki doesn't

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    Didn't he also sing that radio show as The Proclaimers and became two bespectacled Scottish gents to do so? Quite the multi talent, our Al.
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    I heard he discovered Australia
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    Quote Originally Posted by Howe_zat View Post
    I heard he discovered Australia
    Was that Big Cook or Little Cook?

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    Can't Cook, Won't Cook. What a **** show that was.

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    Is it possible for new members to have to post 10 times or something before they can start a thread?

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    wouldnt prevent sledger threads
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    Quote Originally Posted by ulrichburke View Post
    Dear Anyone.

    I am from a country where cricket is not perhaps as important as in England, where I now live, and I am having an argument with my friend which you could help resolve, please?

    Before he became England Cricket Captain, didn't Alistair Cooke have a radio programme called 'Letter from America?' I know I am right because I have seen his name in old program listings, yet my friend insists he didn't.

    Can you just tell me I am right so I can keep my friend quiet?

    Yours respectfully

    ulrichburke
    I think his radio show was after his successful voyage to discover the great southern continent for the Empire.

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