MIchael Angelow is often regarded as cricket's first streaker, but there was at least one earlier televised instance of an unclad pitch invasion. I know this because I was watching at the time. To my knowledge there is no other record of this incident anywhere on the internet.
Richie Benaud meant so much to so many people, and despite his extreme modesty you know he accepted the good humour of it all. And unlike many of his contemporary ex-player-turned-commentators, you could never accuse him of being a curmudgeon.
There can be no more important event on television this year than the premiere of a new Wallace and Gromit movie, their first since "Curse of the Were-Rabbit", and their first TV program since "A Close Shave" thirteen years ago.
"A Matter of Loaf and Death" premieres in Australia on ABC1 on Wednesday, December 3 at 8.30pm, repeated on ABC2 on Thursday, December 4 at 8.10pm.
Your heart must be bleeding as much as mine for CVC Asia Pacific, the private equity company that recently bought a 50% stake in PBL, the owners of the Nine Network in Australia. Just think of all that lost advertising revenue because the Fourth Test finished two days early.
"I've been to the other side son, and there's f#$king nothing there."
- Kerry Packer, on his heart attack in 1990, during which he was clinically dead.
Kerry Packer, who died on Monday night, was one of the most remarkable characters of modern-day Australia. His career, his lifestyle, his personality made for a capitalist's wet dream. But he wasn't so much a captain of industry as he was the overlord of a feudal empire.