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Grand Inquisitor: Memoirs - Sir Robin Day

Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1989, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper. Gently faded at the spine of the dustwrapper. Top edges of text block tanned.

From the cover: “Revealing the struggles and gambles behind his seemingly unimpeded success, his often stormy relationship with the BBC; combining trenchant opinions and challenging ideas with a wealth of hilarious anecdotes, Sir Robin tells us how the hard-hitting bespectacled reporter of the fifties became a television superstar. From his boyhood, army service, Oxford years and his experience as a barrister, Sir Robin goes on to describe how he won his way into television, and made his name, as a newscaster and interviewer, in the newly-founded ITN. He explains why he stood as a parliamentary candidate, and how he came to join the celebrated team of reporters on Panorama, then the flagship of BBC Television’s journalistic fleet. Sir Robin, it has been said, ‘has occupied a place on the political stage longer than anyone but the Sovereign herself’. Here, he recalls reporting the momentous Suez parliamentary debates, and his historic interview with Egypt’s President Nasser. He remembers his controversial role at the centre of television’s coverage of eight general elections. And, for the first time, gives his unique personal reminiscences of the six Prime Ministers — Macmillan, Home, Wilson, Heath, Callaghan and Thatcher — that he has interviewed.”


Size: 8¾" x 5½". Silver titling to the Spine. 296 pages.
£6.50

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