Clive James On Television

4.06 based on 83 ratings & 2 reviews on

Publication date: 06.04.2017
ISBN: 9781509832439
Number of pages: 0


For the first time in one volume all Clive James's treasured TV criticism, originally written for The Observer between the years 1972 and 1982. From the 1972 Olympics to the 1982 Eurovision Song Contest, here is a decade of the most trenchant, witty and thought-provoking criticism of any kind, with a foreword from Clive James himself, described as 'the funniest man in Britain'.

In the media

One of the few columnists who makes you laugh aloud . . . if there were angels he would be on their side: and that would certainly include Charlie's Angels
Melvyn Bragg
A once only critical phenomenon: ten years' worth of high intelligence and wit
London Review of Books
James reinvented the style of TV criticism. Described by Sheridan Morley as 'far and away the funniest writer in regular Fleet Street employment', James was the first critic to prostrate himself before the flow of the medium in all its manifestations
Time Out