Ned Sherrin - The Autobiography
In this hilarious, frank and affecting autobiography, Ned Sherrin looks back on his life and career with inimitable wit and a good deal of wisdom. An innovative satirist, novelist, anthologist, film producer and celebrated theatre director, he has been at the heart of British broadcasting and the arts for more than fifty years.
Now a much-loved and respected writer, presenter and after-dinner speaker, as producer of That Was The Week That Was in the early 1960s, Ned Sherrin was at the forefront of a new, irreverent and bitingly funny TV revolution. It was a far cry from his rural childhood on the family farm, and from his time in national service, where he was made Motor Transport Officer despite being unable to drive.
Throughout his career, Ned Sherrin has worked with a diverse and colourful mixture of stars, from Dame Judi Dench to Frankie Howerd, from Stephen Sondheim to Danny La Rue, from Kenneth Williams to Dennis Potter. And he never forgets a good story, whether it's persuading the Mitford girls that a musical about their life is a good idea, or directing Peter O'Toole in the smash hit Jeffrey Bernard Is Unwell, or fixing a meeting between Starsky, from Starsky and Hutch, and a somewhat enamoured Princess Margaret.
Famed for his charm and his keen ear for a fine anecdote, Ned Sherrin brings both talents to his wonderful autobiography, which is sure to delight and engage his many fans.