Martin-Jenkins was born on 20 January 1945 in Peterborough, England. He studied at Marlborough College and at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge. He had one son, Robin. Martin-Jenkins died on 1 January 2013 in Rudgwick, West Sussex from lymphoma after being diagnosed a year before, aged 67.
- "BBC Sport – Test Match Special's Christopher Martin-Jenkins dies". BBC Sport. 1 January 2013. Retrieved 1 January 2013.
- Christopher Martin-Jenkins on IMDb
- BBC profile of CMJ
- CMJ's 'Aggers & Johnners' moment. See also legover.
- Debrett's People of Today