When Brian Johnston was a schoolboy, his reports were full of phrases such as 'talks too much in school' and 'apt to be a buffoon.' Later millions of radio listeners would be delighted to discover that some things never changed!
Johnners brought his unique wit and personal charm to an enormous range of BBC radio and television programmes for nearly 50 years, from In Town Tonight and Down Your Way to Test Match Special.
Brian wrote nearly twenty books during his lifetime.
They were mainly about cricket but also included three volumes of autobiography and several books of jokes.
In A Further Slice of Johnners Barry Johnston has edited a marvelous anthology of the highlights from three of his father's best-loved books, It's Been a Lot of Fun, Brian Johnston's Down Your Way and More Views From the Boundary.
A Further Slice of Johnners covers Brian's early days, from his childhood in Hertfordshire, his schooldays at Eton and Oxford, his job in the family coffee business in the City and his service with the Grenadier Guards during the Second World War.
There is also a selection of the most memorable characters and locations from his fifteen years on Radio Four programme Down Your Way. Finally there is a collection of Brain's popular 'View From the Boundary' interviews on Test Match Special, including fascinating conversations with Eric Idle, John Major and Peter O'Toole.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 400 pages
- Publisher: Ebury Publishing
- Publication Date: 10/07/2003
- Category: Radio
- ISBN: 9780753507902