Dave Podmore. Dave 'Pod' Podmore (Christopher Douglas). Image credit: British Broadcasting Corporation.

Dave Podmore's Toughest Test to follow

Dave Podmore

Dave Podmore's Toughest Test to follow.

Mockumentary series following English cricket's most celebrated bits-and-pieces county cricketer

AKA:
Dave Podmore's Cricket Fix; Dave Podmore's World Of Cricket; Dave Podmore's Cricket Night; Dave Podmore Ashes Special; Dave Podmore's Ashes Quest; Dave Podmore's Ashes; Strictly Dave Podmore; Dave Podmore on the Stump; Dave Podmore's History Of The Ashes
Genre:
Sitcom
Broadcast:
2001 - 2014  (BBC Radio 4)
Episodes:
23 (4 series)
Starring:
Christopher Douglas, Andrew Nickolds
Writers:
Christopher Douglas, Andrew Nickolds, Nick Newman
Production:
British Broadcasting Corporation
& Hat Trick Productions

Dave Podmore is a fictional English cricketer created by Christopher Douglas, Andrew Nickolds and Nick Newman.

Podmore is the epitome of English cricket: a talentless, arrogant, amateurish, smug, inept, politically incorrect, money-grabbing, self-deluding man.

A doughty county crusader who has missed several England call-ups through celebration-related injury niggles, "Pod" is also a plain-speaking commentator whose columns for The Guardian have covered subjects as diverse as match-fixing and umpiring scandals, England's Test performance and 2001's whitewash of the Aussies (at the post-match fancy dress night, that is, largely due to Marcus Trescothick's unbeaten Scary Spice costume).

Now retired from the game, Pod attempts to make some quick cash in whatever way he can - whether it be appearing in panto, running a burger van, appearing in Strictly Come Dancing or betting on the 2:10 at Ascot.

Presenter Andy Hamer (Andrew Nickolds) follows Podmore (Christopher Douglas) as he goes about his life. Andy asks Pod for his thoughts and opinions along the way.