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Clive James On Television

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06 April 17


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'.

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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
The funniest writer in Britain
Sunday Times