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Left Of The Mainstream: From DIY Film-maker To Public Service Broadcaster Paperback – 13 May 2016
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About the Author
As a broadcaster, writer and film-maker, Douglas has worked extensively for the BBC, Channel 4 and BAFTA specialising in the genres of music and film but also including sport and entertainment. His filmic work has been screened at the BFI and internationally. From Edinburgh, Douglas currently lives in London. This is his second book.
Top Customer Reviews
This book is an excellent tribute to how he has been able to mix his passions with his working life, while also displaying a willingness to indulge his creative side as and when he feels the need or has an idea.
Whether it's playing the manager of a band he adores in Belle and Sebastian, enjoying extended interviews with Hollywood stars through a different question set or creating the greatest TV series never to be commissioned, Douglas tells the story of his life outside of the mainstream with a charm and wit that is evident in his work and as a person.
Now, can anyone please commission "Cathedral for the Masses"?
Gives an honest insight into the world of broadcasting/film making with some great stories and anecdotes along the way, it shows how you can stick to your principles and make a career.
Some excellent recommendations for film/tv/movies along the way and the idea for a Football stadium show must be a series waiting to happen.
Now I must go and re-watch Columbo and give Bob Lind a listen.
Part fact, part fiction, his stories are not just warm and incredibly funny, but quite inspirational to anyone trying to carve out their own career in the fields Anderson has thrived in.
Best of all is that it's so compelling you'll have read it in a day, then you can circle the funniest bits and put it in the lavatory for those special occasions. I can bestow no greater honour on it than that.
Three thumbs up!
By Adam Devlin.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Interested in music, film, journalism? Want to read the beautifully constructed thoughts of a thoroughly top bloke? This is the book for you. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Stephen Buckingham
I arrived in London from the North in 1989 driving a battered Mk 1 Ford Escort. The thing only just made it… I crashed it twice during the journey. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Mr M. J Lewsley
Imagine the comfiest pair of shoes you own. Now imagine a book that is just as comfortable on the eyes. This is it. Now go buy it!Published 9 months ago by Alastair
I was working overseas when a tweet from Douglas nudged me into amazon's online shop to buy his book. Read morePublished 13 months ago by J. Burns
What a treat, so much whimsy. A belter if you want a clearer picture of life a creative freelance champion.Published 14 months ago by Alastair McCrae