Dave Podmore. Dave 'Pod' Podmore (Christopher Douglas).

Dave Podmore

BBC Radio 4 sitcom about a cricketer. 31 episodes (4 series), 2001 - 2020. Stars Christopher Douglas and Andrew Nickolds.

Dave Podmore. Dave 'Pod' Podmore (Christopher Douglas).

Dave Podmore

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

2001 - 2020
BBC Radio 4
31   (4 series)
Christopher Douglas and Andrew Nickolds
Christopher Douglas, Andrew Nickolds and Nick Newman
Richard Wilson

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.

Production Details

Production companies
Also known as
  • Dave Podmore's Cricket Fix (Series 1 title)
  • Dave Podmore's World Of Cricket (Series 2 title)
  • Dave Podmore's Cricket Night (Series 3 title)
  • Dave Podmore Ashes Special (Special title)
  • Dave Podmore's Ashes Quest (Series 4 title)
  • Dave Podmore's Ashes (Special title)
  • Strictly Dave Podmore (Special title)
  • Dave Podmore On The Stump (Special title)
  • Dave Podmore's History Of The Ashes In 100 Objects (Special title)
  • Dave Podmore's Superinjunction (Special title)
  • Dave Podmore's Ashes Shame (Special title)
  • I'm Dave Podmore, Get Me Out There (Special title)
  • Who Does Dave Podmore Think He Is? (Special title)
  • Dave Podmore's Toughest Test (Special title)
  • Dave Podmore's Big Bake Off Bash (Special title)
  • Dave Podmore Cleans Up For Christmas (Special title)
  • Dave Podmore Crosses The Boundary (Special title)
  • Dave Podmore: A Pod For Europe (2018 special title)
  • Dave Podmore's World Cup (First 2019 special)
  • Dave Podmore's Positive Test (2020 special)
Laugh track

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Wednesday 16th May 2001 on BBC Radio 4
Last new broadcast
Sunday 28th June 2020 on BBC Radio 4 at 7:15pm
Length of episodes
30 minutes
Last repeat
Sunday 21st March 2021 at 10:30pm on Radio 4 Extra