Book number: 91134 Product format: Paperback Author: JOHN HUMPHRYS

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The bombshell book that everyone was talking about by the radio genius and maestro of Mastermind, John Humphrys has been a journalist with the BBC for a record-breaking 50 years. He has reported from all over the world and presented front line news programmes on both radio and TV, including serving as presenter of Radio 4's Today programme since 1987. He pulls no punches and now, freed from the restrictions of being a BBC journalist, he reflects on the controversies he has reported on and been involved in, including the interview that forced the resignation of his own boss, the Director General. In typically candid style he also weighs in on the role the BBC itself has played in our national life, for good and ill, and the broader health of the political system today. Now he offers his life story from the poverty of his post-war childhood in Cardiff, leaving school at 15, to the summits of broadcasting where he was the BBC's youngest Foreign Correspondent. Along the way he recalls the experiences that have marked him most - being the first reporter at the terrible disaster in Aberfan, reporting from South Africa in the dying days of apartheid, from Ireland during the Troubles, and from the White House on Richard Nixon's historic resignation and in war zones around the globe throughout his career. John was also the first journalist to present Nine O'clock News on TV. We are even offered glimpses of his human side off-mic. 400 page large paperback, colour and black and white photos.

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