Shane Warne will introduce the second part of an Australian Story profile on WW2 pilot turned legendary ‘Invincibles’ cricketer, Keith Miller.
On Monday night the ABC show looks at Miller’s life, as seen through the eyes of his family and close friends including Michael Parkinson and Ian Chappell.
For the first time, three sons reveal their battles with heroin addiction and recount the trials of Keith’s controversial final years, describing a surprising new love that rocked the family and tested the allegiance of his closest friends.
“To me he was the whole package. In sport you need characters and Keith Miller was definitely a character. He was an entertainer, he was before his time,” said Warne.
“He gave me some advice ‐ just play cricket and don’t worry about what anyone said.”
Michael Parkinson, who introduced the fist episode said, “The great thing about Keith was that he was devil‐ may‐care. Because he’d been in the war Keith Miller had a barometer of existence.”
“[Iin his final years] He did irresistibly remind me of a ruin, a great noble ruin.”
Australian Story airs 8pm Monday on ABC1.