Was a Bond villain named after TMS star’s dad?

Henry Blofeld and Peter Baxter
Henry Blofeld and Peter Baxter
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Cricket legends Henry Blofeld and Peter Baxter reveal untold stories from the Test Match Special commentary box, and beyond, when they bring their current tour to the area over the next few weeks.

Fresh from Australia, and brand new for 2014, audiences get the ‘direct from the booth’ insights on the Ashes plus all the latest on the continuing turmoil in English cricket.

Henry ‘My Dear Old Thing’ Blofeld is one of Britain’s most loved broadcasters and a bastion of the cricketing community.

Peter Baxter was the brain behind TMS for more than 34 years; the man tasked with corralling Henry and his colleagues around the world. 

Together they offer a show for both cricket and non-cricket lovers alike.

As for Blofeld, his father was at Eton with James Bond author Ian Fleming – so was the Bond supervillain Ernst Stavro Blofeld named after his dad?

Other tales could include Baxter being locked out of the ground in Galle Sri Lanka in 2001.

And the pair, who famously receive cakes from listeners, could settle the debate over whether the Queen really once made them a cake?

Catch them at Lancaster Grand next Wednesday.

Box Office: 01524 64695or www.lancastergrand.co.uk

Chorley Little Theatre next Friday

Box Office: 01257 264 362 or www.chorleylittletheatre.com

And at Lytham’s Lowther Pavilion on June 19.

Box Office: 01253 794 221 or www.lowtherpavilion.co.uk