An outstanding autobiography I’ve always had pretty mixed feelings about John Humphrys but I have changed my mind about him after reading his outstanding autobiography, the main focus of which is the 33 years he has spent as presenter on the Today programme on Radio 4. ‘A Day Like Today’ is packed with interest, accounts of his more memorable interviews and funny stories and anecdotes.As one would expect, Humphrys is fearless, highly opinionated and outspoken. He doesnât bow to authority or blow with the wind…
He’s Gone. The highly paid Humphreys has at last retired after 50 years at the BBC. John was an example of someone you love or hate. Clearly, as this book shows, he is very fond of himself. He reveals that after drinking the night before he once interviewed on the Today programme a political party leader and forgot their name.Surprisingly, he also reveals he is an angry man. Many pay tribute to his interviewing skills but for this reviewer he was outclassed in this respect by another male…
Honest and most refreshing. I may well be alone, or certainly very nearly so in reading this book having neither seen nor heard its author broadcasting. How much that is an advantage or disadvantage Iâm uncertain. You can judge for yourselves.For me the book was enormously enjoyable: stimulating, fresh, often witty and candid. I came to this not long after reading Jeremy Paxmanâs autobiography, which I also found invigorating. The point of yoking the two together is that both are frequently identified and…
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