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A book about Jeremy's various jobs at the BBC - if you are looking for more on his childhood and family this is not for you
on 15 August 2017
I love reading autobiographies but this was hard work. There's very little personal detail about Jeremy's childhood, schooling, family - less than 10% I'd guess. Given his brother is the comedian Tim Vine I expected a fair amount of the book devoted to his childhood with Tim. And there’s a sister – I’m not even sure she got a mention.
It's mostly about his job, or specifically about the BBC. There are one or two interesting anecdotes but even they were few and far between. The more interesting ones, like Ross-Brand-Gate, were only referred to in title and never written about. It just about held my interest as I was familiar with some of the great names form the past in radio such as Jimmy young but for the generation who’ve never even heard of Jimmy Young I think they’ll find this book extremely dull.