Kindle Price: £3.99

Save £6.00 (60%)

includes VAT*
* Unlike print books, digital books are subject to VAT.

These promotions will be applied to this item:

Some promotions may be combined; others are not eligible to be combined with other offers. For details, please see the Terms & Conditions associated with these promotions.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Kindle App Ad
The Day the Music Died: A Life Lived Behind the Lens by [Garnett, Tony]

The Day the Music Died: A Life Lived Behind the Lens Kindle Edition

4.5 out of 5 stars 24 customer reviews

See all 6 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Kindle Edition
£3.99

Length: 320 pages Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled Page Flip: Enabled
  • Due to its large file size, this book may take longer to download

Kindle Monthly Deal
Browse a new selection of discounted Kindle Books each month. Shop now

Product description

Book Description

From his childhood in working-class, war-torn Birmingham to his passionate battle to bring controversial topics into the public eye through film and TV, The Day the Music Died is the memoir of BBC director and producer, Tony Garnett.

From the Inside Flap

His mother's piano playing was the soundtrack of Tony Garnett's childhood in working-class Birmingham where, despite the bombs of the Second World War, he felt loved and safe. The day of his mother's death, when he was five years old, was the day the music died for Garnett and he buried himself in books to avoid the black cloud of his grief.

As an angry young man, Garnett fell in love, moved to London and threw himself into a career as an actor. He soon realised that his true passion lay behind the camera and, out of the debris of his childhood, he rebuilt a life in films, pursuing the truth about the world in order to avoid the truth about himself.

Against a backdrop of the 1960s counterculture scene, Garnett shares the inside story of his most ground-breaking productions, including Cathy Come Home, Kes and This Life. He gives accounts of angry clashes with the BBC and movie executives as he battled to make films that were thought too controversial - films about police corruption and psychiatrists' cruelty, films advocating abortion law reform and the abolition of the death penalty, films about the homeless and the waste of young people in poor schools.

Tony Garnett has spent his life telling other people's stories. Now, for the first time, he will tell his own. Honest, moving and passionate, The Day the Music Died is a life dedicated to the truth.


Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 12016 KB
  • Print Length: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Constable (30 Jun. 2016)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B017AB17BW
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 24 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #283,927 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
  • Would you like to tell us about a lower price?


24 customer reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars

Review this product

Share your thoughts with other customers

Read reviews that mention

Showing 1-8 of 24 reviews

9 July 2016
Format: HardcoverVerified Purchase
8 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
23 August 2016
Format: HardcoverVerified Purchase
9 August 2016
Format: HardcoverVerified Purchase
One person found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
VINE VOICE
19 July 2016
Format: HardcoverVerified Purchase
One person found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
20 January 2018
Format: HardcoverVerified Purchase
11 October 2016
Format: HardcoverVerified Purchase
14 August 2017
Format: HardcoverVerified Purchase
1 September 2016
Format: HardcoverVerified Purchase

Would you like to see more reviews about this item?

click to open popover

Where's My Stuff?

Delivery and Returns

Need Help?