Trueman Talks CD


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In this, his last recorded interview, recorded in his home near Skipton, the late, great Fred Trueman chats about his life in cricket and his love for the Dales. BBC’s Harry Gration presents this unique recording and recalls some of his personal memories of ‘Fiery Fred’ from down the years. This CD is a delight for all Trueman fans. This recording began as a series of lengthy and memorable interviews that David Joy had with Fred Trueman at his home in the first half of 2006. They were intended to form the basis of a collection of Fred’s humorous tales of life on and off the pitch, for the book Trueman’s Tales. With Fred’s untimely death, these were to become the final recordings of not only a cricketing legend but also a great raconteur. Recorded in Fred’s own sitting room, this unique CD allows you to listen in as Fred chats about how different his life as a top cricketer was to that of the cricket ‘stars’ of today; his spats with the authorities at Yorkshire CCC – the club that he loved above all else; his fondness for the Yorkshire Dales; and some of his favourite Dales stories and jokes. What this recording may lack in terms of hi-tech studio finesse is more than made up for in its immediacy and warmth. Humorous, thought provoking and poignant, this precious CD will be treasured by anyone who loves cricket and admired Fred Trueman. BBC presenter Harry Gration worked with Fred many times through his career and brings together a fitting commentary, with his personal recollections of Fred and archive interviews.


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