Dave Podmore's Cricket Night

Comedy series about county cricketer Dave Podmore and his views on the noble game.

Episodes

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The player's ambitions to make money on the after-dinner speaker circuit are scuppered.

Pod's ambitions for an after-dinner circuit money spinner are scuppered by divorce proceedings and kids.

for cricket's medium-paced trundler, every problem is an opportunity.

so pod turns his community service, teaching the basics of the game to kids, into a way of promoting his testimonial dinner

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Trying to find a job, can Pod meet the challenge of becoming a first-class umpire?

The player's job-finding efforts throws up the challenge of becoming a first-class umpire.

Pod's attempts to find alternative employment after another poor season, lead him to Whitecoats College and the ultimate challenge of becoming a first-class umpire.

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Loyalties are split for our hero, as a billionaire plans to demolish his home ground.

Split loyalties for our hero as a billionaire plans to demolish his home ground.

Split loyalties for the player as a billionaire builds a supermarket on his home ground.

Supermarkets are 'the future of cricket'.

And Pod won't stand in the way of progress.

Or will he?

There's uproar when a Russian billionaire turns Pod's cricket ground into a supermarket, leaving him with divided loyalties.

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After meeting Rory McGrath on TV, the legendary player is called to Buckingham Palace.

After meeting Rory McGrath on TV, the cricket legend is called to Buckingham Palace.

Pod is eventually awarded the MBE.

After several years of minor celebratory Pod inevitably gets the MBE.