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Agnew to visit Lord's for book-signing

BBC Test Match Special commentator Jonathan Agnew will be signing copies of his new book 'Thanks, Johnners' at Lord’s on Wednesday October 20.

Agnew will be meeting fans and signing copies of his tribute to Brian Johnston from 9:30am in the Lord’s Shop, best accessed through the East Gate.

The Test Match Special (TMS) commentator’s latest work is a warm and witty tribute to his legendary former colleague, after whom the MCC Film Theatre is named, who died suddenly in 1994.

Strong bond

The famous "leg over" incident during an England v West Indies Test match in 1991 immortalised the pair’s friendship but the book reveals a stronger bond.

Agnew had grown up to the sound of Johnston, and a young, future MCC President Christopher Martin-Jenkins on 'TMS' but the two men met formally only when Agnew joined the BBC team at Headingley in 1991.

It kick-started a great working partnership which, fuelled by a mutual passion for the game, bridged the generation gap between the men.

'Thanks, Johnners' is a rich blend of biography and anecdote, of antics and dramas on and off the pitch, in and out of the commentary box.

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