And Now on Radio 4: A 40th Birthday Celebration of the
An absolute feast from start to finish a must for radio 4 lovers and where you will discover all your favourite people and places If you like radio 4 you will enjoy this book as an easy read with enough detail of household names going back to the early days. Tip top service great book Brilliant. Disappointingly disjointed but full of facts. And Now on Radiooffers an enthusiast s guide to the shows that have made Radiowhat it is, and also explores some of the wonderful corners of the network s history that are long forgotten by all but a few Who, for instance, now recalls Ronnie Barker s starring role on Radioin a sophisticated cabaret cum sketch show called Lines from My Grandfather s Forehead What about Spike Milligan s intimate, soul bearing account of his upbringing in colonial India, Plain Tales from the Raj And who now remembers that Start the Week was once hosted by Russell Harty, a bit of programming compared by one insider to letting Graham Norton run Newsnight In order to reflect the way devotees listen to Radio , the book is organised not on simple chronological lines but in the form of a typical day Chapter by chapter, the day evolves, from Farming Today, through the daily feast that is Today, through the morning menu of conversation, Woman s Hour, documentary and comedy Lunchtime brings The World at One The early evening, of course, yields The Archers And finally there s Book at Bedtime and Sailing By An addictive mix of history, biography, anecdote and occasional useless fact, this is the perfect book for Radioaficionados Came very quickly, beautifully packaged, very satisfied Nice presentation I picked up the hardback at a National Trust Shop, made a note of the title and ordered it for my Kindle Whoever loaded it to the Kindle made a hash of the job It is completely out of order Stopping mid sentence and resuming several pages on, then going back to where you left off Don t waste your money untill this is sorted out. If you ever listen to BBC Radio 4 which I do all the time via the internet when I m in the States I also live in the UK part time then you will LOVE this book I do wish it was 2008 they d consider an update as a few of the shows, personalities etc have changed but 95% is still accurate and fun to read for a behind the scenes look at the station and personalities who make it work.