Jovial Johnners - doyen of cricket commentators, consumer of chocolate cake, "In Town Tonight" reporter, presenter of "Down Your Way", genial quizmaster and a much-loved voice at State occasions.
For nearly 50 years the ever-affable, always enthusiastic Brian Johnston brought warmth and wit to a wide range of BBC programmes - commentating for "Test Match Special" or the Oxford vs Cambridge University Boat Race, reporting for "In Town Tonight" or presenting "Down Your Way", playing games on "Twenty Questions" or "Trivia Test Match", and describing Royal events, like the Coronation of Elizabeth II, and the marriage of the Prince and Princess of Wales.
Here, selected and introduced by his son Barry, is the best of "Johnners at the Beeb", a marvellous kaleidoscope of the man at the microphone including, of course, the gaffes and the giggles. It all adds up to an unforgettable portrait of an inimitable raconteur.
Dickie Bird John Arlott Richie Benaud Geoffrey Geoff Boycott Fred Trueman Ian Botham David Gower Allan Knott Viv Richards Joel Garner Clive Lloyd Shane Warne Allan Border Denis Lilley Len Hutton Michael Parkinson Trent Bridge Oval Lords Headingley Umpire Silly Mid Off Fielder Bowler Bowling Batsman Wickets Wicket Keeper West Indies India Pakistan Sri Lanka Bangladesh Australia Yorkshire Nottinghamshire Leicestershire Lancashire Derbyshire Kent Middlesex Somerset Essex Surrey