The legendary voice of cricket, Henry Blofeld live on stage during his 2008 tour

 

The newly released DVD “An Evening With Blowers” has been receiving positive reviews just as his live one man show did during the 2008 tour.

 

“a sheer joy to hear him in such fine fettle.......Blofeld has made his plumby accent and inimitable style an integral part of TMS and while time will claim him eventually, his commentaries will surely contain many more my dear old things before stumps are drawn” says www.cricket365.com

 

Henry Blofeld journalist, cricketer, broadcaster and author have now made his one man show available on DVD through Acorn Media. Known to millions for nearly 40 years of cricket commentating, he is without doubt one of the great English personalities of our time.

 

If P.G. Wodehouse were alive today, he would have written a character called Henry Blofeld. Charming, delightfully witty with an anecdote for every occasion “Blowers” – as he is affectionately known - is as quintessentially English as St George, Windsor Castle and roast beef.  With his distinctive rich voice and famous expression “My Dear Old Thing” he is notorious with listeners not just for his cricket commentary but, when weather stops play, for his musings on a variety of subjects that include pigeons, planes, double-decker buses, cake and of course wine!

 

The DVD, the hugely entertaining one man show “An Evening With  Blowers,  he takes the audience back to  his early idyllic childhood in Norfolk and his eccentric parents, through his school days and discovering cricket,  to Cambridge and  an early career in the city which he later deserted for a life in cricket journalism and eventually commentary. He recounts these charming tales in his unique and inimitable way featuring an array of colourful characters that have peppered his interesting life.

 

From encounters with Noel Coward and Ian Fleming to infamous stories on his contemporary broadcasters the legendary Brian Johnston (who nicknamed him Blowers) and John Arlott, Blowers offers up a four course meal of anecdotes, tall tales, shaggy dog stories and philosophies gleaned from a life well lived. 

 

Filmed this year in Colchester by Acorn Media in association with Neil O'Brien Entertainment, the DVD contains over 80 minutes of live performance plus an array of extras that include a specially recorded backstage an 8 minute interview with Blowers focusing on cricket plus a picture gallery.