"Johnners" Brian Johnston character jug modeled by Stanley J. Taylor and produced by Royal Doulton of Burslem, England, in a 1996 limited edition of 9,500 commissioned by Lawleys By Post. Cricket lovers everywhere instantly recognized the voice of Brian "Johnners" Johnston (1912-1994), long time lovable broadcaster. When war was declared in 1939 Johnston joined the Second Battalion Grenadier Guards, where he served as a Technical Adjutant and was awarded the Military Cross. In January, 1946, Brian joined the BBC, planning to stay for only a few months; he worked there for the next forty-eight years. In his cricket test match commentaries and the many others programs he narrated, Johnners displayed irrepressible wit and charm. Famous for his impish sense of humor, Brian made BBC Radio's Test Match Special into an institution, anchoring the broadcasts for many years. A microphone, cricket ball and bat form the handle of this jug.
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