It wasn't the cricket, it wasn't the humour, it wasn't even the poetry.
Perhaps it was a mixture of all those things and some other indefinable quality.
The "View From The Boundary" interview with Murray Lachlan Young during the lunch interval on the third day of the second Test, England against South Africa, was the most absorbing piece of radio that I've heard in ages.
Fortunately, it is now available as a podcast and can be downloaded for the next seven days.
Stick with it, it is worth every precious second.
Well done too, to Simon Mann of the Test Match Special commentary team.