Book cover for Clive James On Television

Clive James On Television



06 April 2017
704 pages
Imprint: Picador


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
The funniest writer in Britain
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
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