Clive James On Television

Clive James

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06 April 2017
9781509832439
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Synopsis

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'.

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

The funniest writer in Britain

Sunday Times

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

Clive James's television reviews are sufficiently potent to turn the pale glimmers on the set into something like a gaudily lit portable theatre of clacking wooden puppets speaking a splintered language which is instantly, and hilariously, recognizable

Dennis Potter