Sunday, 3 February 2013

Outlook on John Tidmarsh book....



Photo adapted from one from London Calling on Random Radio Jottings

Extracts from Radio Websites column by C Brand, First published in Radio User Jan 2013

John Tidmarsh (above) spent 40 years working in radio and television, including 30 years as a presenter of the BBC World Service weekday magazine programme “Outlook”. His autobiography “Horrid go-ahead boy, a life in broadcasting” was published in 2010 and is a good read. (Noel Coward called him a horrid, go-ahead boy).  

A World War II evacuee, John became a junior reporter on the Western Daily Press, then a sports reporter before joining the BBC’s The Week in the West programme. His next career move was to Broadcasting House in London form where he became a globally respected voice.

You can buy new or second hand copies at online sites such as Abe books: www.abebooks.co.uk and Albris http://www.alibris.co.uk. I noticed many Australian and New Zealand online booksellers stock it too, as well as many booksellers selling through the ubiquitous Amazon. I even found a few copies for sale on eBay. You can also swap for it on the US website www.paperbackswap.com.

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