Released on 06 April 2017.

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Glued To The Box

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Synopsis

The final instalment in Clive James’s collections of TV criticism in The Observer including pieces originally published between 1979 and 1982. Adding to an already unforgettable collection of comic brilliance, fans of Visions Before Midnight and The Crystal Bucket will not be disappointed.

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The funniest writer in Britain
Sunday Times
Those who recall the standard set by his two previous volumes, Visions Before Midnight and The Crystal Bucket will not fail to be impressed by the undimmed vigour and panache of the writing, the vitality and freshness of the perception, the biting trenchancy of the humour. But they are bound, finally, to be heartened and encouraged by the enthusiasm for and commitment to the medium which has remained constant for a decade and which in itself provides some measure of the achievement of those years
British Book News
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. He admitted to himself and his readers, that for most of us the frenzies commentary of Murray Walker and the uneasy elocution of Harry Carpenter are as important a part of TV as the most earnest offering from "Play for Today" or "The South Bank Show". They do not, of course, hope to be regarded as "art" but they are part of the same experience
Time Out