A Further Slice of Johnners

A Further Slice of Johnners

by Brian Johnston (Author), Brian Johnston (Author)

Synopsis

When Brian Johnston was a schoolboy, his reports were full of phrases such as 'talks too much in school' and 'apt to be a buffoon.' Later millions of radio listeners would be delighted to discover that some things never changed! Johnners brought his unique wit and personal charm to an enormous range of BBC radio and television programmes for nearly 50 years, from In Town Tonight and Down Your Way to Test Match Special. Brian wrote nearly twenty books during his lifetime. They were mainly about cricket but also included three volumes of autobiography and several books of jokes. In A Further Slice of Johnners Barry Johnston has edited a marvelous anthology of the highlights from three of his father's best-loved books, It's Been a Lot of Fun, Brian Johnston's Down Your Way and More Views From the Boundary. A Further Slice of Johnners covers Brian's early days, from his childhood in Hertfordshire, his schooldays at Eton and Oxford, his job in the family coffee business in the City and his service with the Grenadier Guards during the Second World War. There is also a selection of the most memorable characters and locations from his fifteen years on Radio Four programme Down Your Way. Finally there is a collection of Brain's popular 'View From the Boundary' interviews on Test Match Special, including fascinating conversations with Eric Idle, John Major and Peter O'Toole.

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More Information

Format: Hardcover
Pages: 388
Edition: Reprinted Ed
Publisher: Virgin Books
Published: 10 Jul 2003

ISBN 10: 0753507900
ISBN 13: 9780753507902
Book Overview: A second omnibus of Johnners titles

Author Bio
Brian Johnston was one of the best-loved figures on radio and television and will always be remembered as 'the voice of cricket'. He joined the Outside Broadcasts Department of the BBC in 1946 and was a cricket commentator for the next 48 years, most notably as a member of the Test Match Special team. He commentated on state occasions and royal weddings and events such as the Boat Race and he also presented 733 episodes of Down Your Way. He died in 1994 at the age of 81. Barry Johnston is Brian's eldest son and has edited several of his father's books including Letters Home 1926 -- 1945, A Delicious Slice of Johnners and Another Slice of Johnners.