W&N Autobiography HB October £18.99 288pp 978 0 297 87011 1 ebook: £18.99 978 0 297 87012 8
DANNY BAKER Going Off Alarming The second volume of memoirs from broadcaster and radio DJ Danny Baker – the follow-up to the bestselling Going to Sea in a Sieve. The first volume ended with Danny’s move from radio into TV and the Six O'Clock Show in 1982 when he was 24 years old. Aiming high, Danny then began a BBC Saturday night show called Danny Baker After All, following the format of David Letterman’s Late Night, but the show did not attract the audience needed. At this point he appeared in two TV commercials – for Daz washing powder and Mars Bar chocolate – which were deemed by the public as ‘trying too hard’. Later, there were appearances on comedy shows such as Have I Got News For You, Shooting Stars, and Room 101. This second volume of one of the most entertaining memoirs of 2012 takes Danny into his TV career, one full of humour and television-induced anxiety: going off alarming. Danny Baker was born in Deptford in 1957. He currently presents a Saturday morning show on BBC Radio 5 Live.
‘Going to Sea in a Sieve is making me bark’ Caitlin Moran
W&N Non-Fiction/ Autobiography • October 2013
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