Who Does Dave Podmore Think He Is?

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Some, though not all, cricket historians contend that 2014 marks the 1000th year of the game's existence. It's an important anniversary that takes us on a Podyssey back through the mists of cricketing time to that very first Celtic guy who picked up a stone, put it there or thereabouts, and gave it CXCIX per cent.

Pod is being helped by Andy to research his ancestry as he's on the long-list for the next series of 'Who Do You Think You Are?' - although he faces stiff competition from the likes of the announcer-bloke who says "Previously on Homeland" and Sykes the dog from Midsomer Murders.

There's certainly a lot of Pod's family history stuffed away in his garage, but it's mainly unpaid fines dating back to the birth of parking meters in 1958.

Even so, it's a start. And, as each shameful episode in the Podmore's past is unearthed, it becomes clear that his dynasty has been exploiting the game for longer than a Geoffrey Boycott anecdote. Can Pod trace his dodgy family tree back a full millennium and get himself that primetime slot on BBC1?

Producer: Jon Harvey

A Hat Trick production for BBC Radio 4.